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educator , civil and environmental engineer

William Hall Christie Maxwell, Irish civil engineering educator. awards com; award 1994). Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (committee chairman 1982-1983), International Water Resources Association (editor-in-chief Water International 1986-1993, senior editor 1994-1998,; member International Association for Hydraulic Research, American Geophysical Union.

Background

Maxwell, William Hall Christie was born on January 25, 1936 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1967. Son of William Robert and Catherine Dempsey (Christie) Maxwell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1956. Master of Science, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1964.

Career

Site engineer Motor Columbus AG, Baden, Switzerland, 1956. Teaching assistant Queen's University, Kingston, 1956-1958. From research assistant to instructor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1959-1964.

Assistant professor civil engineering University Illinois, Urbana, 1964-1970, associate professor, 1970-1982, professor, 1982-1996, professor emeritus civil and environmental engineering, since 1997. Chairman program committee 1st International Conference on New/Emerging Concepts for Rivers, Chicago, 1996.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois.

Membership

Vestryman Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign, Illinois, 1977-1980. State exhibitor Ministry Education, Stormont, Northern Ireland, 1953-1956. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (committee chairman 1982-1983), International Water Resources Association (editor-in-chief Water International 1986-1993, senior editor 1994-1998, member publications committee 1980-1998, vice president United States geografic committee 1986-1991, chairman awards committee 1995-1997, board directors 1995-1997, Editorial award 1994).

Member American Geophysical Union, International Association for Hydraulic Research, National Association Scholars.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Camping, fishing, home construction, oil painting.

Connections

Married Mary Carolyn McLaughlin, September 28, 1960. Children: Katrina, Kevin, Wendy, Liam.

father:
William Robert Maxwell

mother:
Catherine Dempsey (Christie) Maxwell

spouse:
Mary Carolyn McLaughlin

children:
Liam Maxwell

Katrina Maxwell

Kevin Maxwell

Wendy Maxwell