Speaker Profile: Sharon L. Wood, PhD

Sharon L. Wood, PhD
Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering

Sharon L. Wood is the Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering and holds the Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #14 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has been a member of the faculty for more than 20 years. Prior to her appointment as dean, Wood served as chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and director of the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory.

Wood is a past president of the American Concrete Institute and has served on its Building Code Committee for nearly twenty years. She has also served on federal advisory committees for the Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Wood was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2013 and received the OPAL Award for Education from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2018.

Wood received her BS in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, and her MS and PhD from the University of Illinois.