Lizette R. Chevalier

Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D-WRE, ASCE Fellow

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean


I am committed to educating our student in the classroom as well through student centered research, student organizations, service learning opportunities, co-op education, and community involvement.  I also support the need for higher education to reach a diverse community of students, locally and globally.  Much of my course material is available on-line, allowing me to encourage and participate in the global effort to provide open access education

At SIUC, our undergraduate degree program in civil engineering is ABET accredited.  This accreditation demonstrates that our program meets the high standards of engineering education established by educators, professional societies and practicing engineers.   Our students can also earn an undergraduate civil engineering degree with a specialization in environmental engineering.  SIUC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering also offers a master's of science degree and a master's of engineering degree, and participates in the college level Ph.D. in Engineering Science.

At SIUC, I teach courses in civil and environmental engineering as well as the required core engineering course ENGR 351 Numerical Methods.  I also have a number of students who take independent study under my guidance.  See me if you are interested in discussing this option. 

I am also a co-PI on an IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation.  This grant provides opportunities and support for interdisciplinary Ph.D. research in watershed science and policy.  For more information, visit the site