After completing her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at Tufts University in 1989, Dr. Lehman worked as a structural engineer for a large engineering firm in Boston MA. She returned to academia to receive her Master of Engineering and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the UC Berkeley in 1992 and 1998, respectively. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in October 1998.
- Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Dec. 1998
- M.S.E., UC Berkeley, Dec. 1992
- B.S.C.E., Tufts University, June 1989
2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning collaboration
The team at the Miami Herald has received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. The award honors the media team’s investigation into the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South, for which CEE Professor Dawn Lehman was a key technical contributor.
Collapse reconstructed: Champlain Towers South
The Miami Herald worked with CEE professor Dawn Lehman to analyze building plans and test theories about what went wrong using computer models.
Condo collapse: 'We need to be patient'
CEE professor Dawn Lehman has been investigating why the Champlain Towers South building failed.