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Engineering educator , Civil engineer

LaVere Barrus Merritt, American engineering educator, civil engineer. Registered professional engineer, Utah, Arizona. Named Utah Engineering Educator of Year, Utah Joint Engineering Council, 1987, Educator of Year, American Water Resources Association, Utah, 2004.

Background

Merritt, LaVere Barrus was born on March 11, 1936 in Afton, Wyoming, United States. Son of Joseph M. and Lera (Barrus) Merritt.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Utah, 1963. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Utah, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1970.

Career

Professor civil and environmental engineering, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., since 1970;department chairman сivil engineering, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1986-1992;co-chairman faculty senate, 1996-1997. Special consultant Utah Division Health, Salt Lake City, 1973-1974. Consultant engineering firms, since 1970.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Utah, Arizona.

Views

The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with the Father and the Son, but is a separate being.

Membership

Chairman Provo Metropolitan Water Board, Utah, 1978-1987. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (national director 1982-1985), American Academy Environmental Engineers, Water Environment Federation (national director 1981-1984, Bedell award), American Water Works Association, American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Jackie Call, January 5, 1956 (deceased September 1999). Married Diane Mainord, July 14, 2001. Children: Teri, Lynn, Rachel, Shaun.

Stepchildren: Julia, Aaron, Benjamin, Annie.

father:
Joseph M. Merritt

mother:
Lera (Barrus) Merritt

spouses:
Jackie Call

Diane Mainord

children:
Teri Merritt

Lynn Merritt

Rachel Merritt

Shaun Merritt

Julia Merritt

Aaron Merritt

Benjamin Merritt

Annie Merritt