Humphrey, Dana N.
Dana Humphrey, Ph.D, P.E., professor of civil and environmental engineering and dean of the University of Maine College of Engineering.
Professor Humphrey taught courses in ground improvement techniques, thermal soil mechanics, foundation engineering, and advanced soil mechanics. His research in using tire chips as lightweight fill, retaining wall backfill, and thermal insulation received national attention. His other research includes: geotechnics of waste disposal, behavior of the surface clay crust, and reinforced embankments.
Humphrey was named the Kenneth Warren Saunders and Henry W. Saunders Professor of Engineering Leadership and Management and in 1994 was the recipient of the University of Maine’s Distinguished Professor Award. In 1997, Humphrey was awarded the Governor’s Special Teamwork Award by Maine Governor Angus King. Dana received the 1998 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award.
Dr. Humphrey joined the University of Maine in 1986 and became the Dean of Engineering in 2007. He announced his retirement in 2022.