Published: May 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM
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Michael Stallings, professor of civil engineering, has been named the 2015 Department of Civil Engineering Outstanding Alumnus. Stallings earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Auburn in 1981 and 1982, respectively, and earned a doctorate from the University of Texas in 1988. Since then, he has been a fixture in Auburn’s Department of Civil Engineering, serving as professor since 1988 and department head from 2002-13.
Stallings’ passion for teaching has not gone unnoticed; he has been selected as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Member four times, an honor selected by the students. He has also been recognized with the College of Engineering’s Birdsong Merit Teaching Award, the Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award and the Auburn Alumni Association Teaching Award.
His teaching and research interests include structural analysis and design, experimental study of structural behavior, fatigue and fracture mechanics and bridge evaluation and rehabilitation. Stallings is an accomplished researcher in his fields of interest and is a past member of technical committees of the Transportation Research Board and past chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Fatigue and Fracture Committee.