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COL Aaron Thomas Hill Jr, Ph.D., PE, PMP

Deputy Head, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Military Academy

Colonel Aaron Hill is a Professor United States Military Academy (PUSMA) and the Deputy Department Head in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering (CME), responsible for teaching, scholarship, and leadership at the Academy and Department levels. He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from West Point in 1997, where he majored in Civil Engineering. He has served in various assignments worldwide, including Afghanistan, the Sinai Peninsula, Bosnia, and Croatia. COL Hill served in CME from 2006-2009 and from 2016 to the present. Along the way, he earned Master’s degrees in Engineering Management (Missouri S&T) and Civil Engineering (Virginia Tech) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (The University of Texas at Austin). He has taught several courses in the civil engineering curriculum, ranging from structural engineering and steel design to infrastructure systems and construction management. Each spring, he co-teaches Project Management Professional (PMP) prep classes to the West Point community. His research interests include topics in structural engineering and engineering education. He is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Education and Vice Chair of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Partners in Education Committee. Additionally, he serves as the Head Officer Representative for Army Men’s Basketball. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia, a PMP, and an ASCE Fellow.

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