July 1, 2019
The CEE community fondly remembers associate professor emeritus Joseph Kent, who passed away in December 2018 at the age of 96. Kent was an instructor for more than 40 years.
While at UW, Kent was appointed an instructor of civil engineering in 1952, assistant professor in 1955 and associate professor in 1961. His area of teaching included hydraulics, fluid mechanics and engineering mechanics courses for the undergraduate program. After he retired in 1990, he continued to teach part-time.
“Dr. Kent quickly became a beloved professor of engineering with his classes exceeding capacity. He was well known for his stern lecturing style and tough, but fair, exams. He also consulted for a civil engineering firm in Seattle. Some of his major projects included the Mercer Island floating bridge, Seattle Aquarium, and the Ballard Locks,” according to the obituary