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Dr. John Steadman

College of Engineering

University of South Alabama


Phone: 251-460-6140 / Fax: 251-460-6343

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John W. Steadman, a native of Cody, Wyoming graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in 1964 and an MS in 1966 in Electrical Engineering.  After obtaining his MS degree, Dr. Steadman was employed by General Dynamics in San Diego, working on astronaut life support systems as a life sciences research engineer.  He received a PhD from Colorado State University in 1971 and joined the faculty at UW.    Dr. Steadman was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy in 1997-98.  He served as Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at UW.  Currently, he serves as Dean of Engineering at the University of South Alabama.

A licensed professional engineer, Dr. Steadman served 16 years on Wyoming’s State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors at the request of three different governors.  He has served as President of the Wyoming Society of Professional Engineers.

At the national level, Dr. Steadman has risen to positions of leadership of the National Council for Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (President - 1993), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – USA (President – 2004), the Order of the Engineer (Chairman - 2002-2003), and the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (Team Chair – 1996-2002).

Among the numerous awards that Dr. Steadman has received for his service are the NCEES Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE-USA Citation of Honor Award, and the Wyoming Engineering Society President’s Award.  His excellence in teaching has been recognized through the AT&T Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University’s John P. Ellbogen Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and the UW Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Member.  Dr. Steadman has also received American Society for Engineering Education awards for publications related to teaching and engineering education.






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