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Joseph Wartman

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Joseph Wartman is the H. R. Berg Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The author of over 60 professional articles, Wartman edits the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and chairs the Geo-Institute (GI) Committee on Embankments, Dams, and Slopes. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the John J. Gallen Memorial Award for Technical Advancements from Villanova University, and the Geotechnical Engineer of the Year award from the Philadelphia section of ASCE. Prior to his arrival at the University of Washington in 2010, Wartman spent nearly 10 years at Drexel University, where he was a founding Co-Director of the Drexel Engineering Cites Initiative. In 2008, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. Before his career in academia, Wartman was a professional practitioner in California and Pennsylvania for 5 years. He received his B.C.E. from Villanova University, and his MS, MEng, and PhD degrees from the UC Berkeley. Wartman is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and California.


  • PhD, UC Berkeley, 1999 MEng, UC Berkeley, 1996
  • MSCE, UC Berkeley, 1996
  • BSCE, Villanova University, 1990