Chair & Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Co-Director, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability
Civil engineering impacts public health and community well-being in many ways. I am interested in examining how infrastructure and its designers can support healthier communities through improved walkability, water-quality protection and stormwater management. In addition, I’m interested in how best to teach engineering concepts to aspiring engineers, including college students and youth. This involves a variety of types of hands-on, experiential learning, such as project-based learning, real-world projects and simulations/games.
Fulton, J. E., Carlson, S. A., Ainsworth, B. E., Berrigan, D., Carlson, C., Dorn, J. M., and Mâsse, L. C. (2016). “Strategic Priorities for Physical Activity Surveillance in the United States.” Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 1(13), 111-123.
Carlson, C. H., Gatling, A. P., Adams, J. G., and Fraga Muller, J. (2017, June), “Hiring Other Classes: Working Across Departmental Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Projects for Senior Engineers,” paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio.
Cloutier, S.; Karner, A.; Breetz, H.L.; Toufani, P.; Onat, N.; Patel, S.; Paralkar, S.; Berejnoi, E.; Morrison, B.A.; Papenfuss, J.; Briggs, A.D.; Carlson, C. “Measures of a Sustainable Commute as a Predictor of Happiness.” Sustainability 2017, 9, 1214.