UA Professor Emeritus Elected to National Post

Dr. Daniel Turner
Dr. Daniel Turner

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Daniel Turner, professor emeritus at The University of Alabama, was recently elected as a vice president for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Turner received his commission as NCEES Southern Zone vice president at the 92nd NCEES’s recent annual meeting, held in San Antonio, Texas. He was elected to the position by delegates from the Southern Zone during their interim meeting in April 2013. As vice president, Turner will serve on the NCEES board of directors and as the zone’s administrative officer through 2015.

NCEES, the national oversight organization for licensure of engineers and surveyors, is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the American public.

Turner is the 2103 board chair the Alabama State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors where he has served since 2009. He served as secretary-treasurer of the NCEES Southern Zone from 2012 to 2013 and as a member of the NCEES Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers from 2010 to 2013.

Turner is professor emeritus of civil engineering at UA’s College of Engineering, following more than 30 years of service to the University. He is a former head of the University’s civil engineering department and a former director of the University Transportation Center for Alabama.

Turner has been a licensed professional engineer in Alabama since 1985 and a professional land surveyor since 1978. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in civil engineering from The University of Alabama and his doctoral degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.

Turner is a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Council of University Transportation Centers. He is a former member of the board of directors of ABET Inc., the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board, and the board of governors for the American Association of Engineering Societies. He has also served as a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s fully accredited College of Engineering has more than 4,100 students and about 120 faculty. Students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz and Truman scholars.


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