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School of Science & Engineering

Maureen W. Sakakeeny

Director of Science and Engineering Programs

School of Science and Engineering

Maureen Walsh Sakakeeny is a registered professional engineer with expertise in civil- and environmental-engineering consulting and higher-education administration. She joined the dean’s staff in 2014.

Sakakeeny’s focus is on student recruitment and retention in the School of Science and Engineering. She supports the dean on graduate programs, first-year programs including the iTEC and Women in STEM programs, and interdisciplinary student programs. She serves as a representative of the school on a variety of committees and as a liaison to several off-campus organizations and industry contacts.  

Sakakeeny holds multiple professional and sustainability certifications and serves on a number of professional committees and boards. She is co-owner of SAK Environmental, an environmental engineering consulting firm in North Andover.


M.S., Civil Engineering, UMass Lowell
B.S., Civil Engineering, Tufts University


Adjunct Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Merrimack College, Tufts University, and UMass Lowell. Courses include:

GEN 6032 Sustainable Infrastructure

GEN 6800 Graduate Internship 

CEN 5050 Construction Project Management

CEN 5040 Geometric Design of Highways

Professional Experience

Sakakeeny’s engineering experience includes environmental planning and permitting, infrastructure engineering design, and construction management. She has been a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Principal Engineer at several Boston-area consulting firms. She also served for eight years on the Dean’s Leadership Team as the Director of External Relations for the School of Engineering at Tufts University.  

Professional certifications include:

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) - MA, NH, ME
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
  • ENVISION Sustainability Professional 



  • Co-PI for NSF Foundations of Stem Success (iTEC) Grant
  • Faculty advisor for Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Women in STEM First Year Experience seminar & Science Club for Girls contact




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