Roger H. Compton


Professor Roger H. Compton

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Ship Design

 

Education

D. Eng., Ocean Engineering, The Catholic University of America, 1974

M.S., Naval Architecture, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, 1964

B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, 1961

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Appointments At Webb

  • Professor of Naval Architecture, 2015 – 2016
  • Dean Emeritus, 2011 – Present
  • Dean and Professor of Naval Architecture, 1998 – 2011

Other Academic Experience:

  • Tenured Faculty, U.S. Naval Academy, NAOME Department, 1966 – 1998
  • NAOME Department Chair, USNA, 1996 – 1998
  • Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory Director, 1987 – 1996

Courses Taught, 2002 to Present:

  • Introduction to Naval Architecture
  • Ship Design I
  • Senior Special Topic Electives
    •  Freehand Drawing
    • High-Speed Marine Vehicles
    • Submarine Design Technology

Important Publications and Presentations, 2002 to Present:

  • Compton, Roger H., “On the Education for Twenty-First Century Ship Designers”, Marine Technology and SNAME News, Vol. 44, No. 3, July 2007. (also presented at Stevens Institute, December 12, 2006)

Professional Development Activities:

  • Attended MSCHE Institute, “Taking the Next Step,” University of Delaware, 2007
  • Attended ABET-sponsored “Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL), Baltimore, 2007
  • Attended SNAME’s SMTC&E, 2002 – 2007

Honors and Professional Recognition:

  • Distinguished Service Award, SNAME, 1991
  • Chairman, Chesapeake Section of SNAME, 1993 – 1994
  • Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, 1994 and 1996
  • Research Excellence Award, USNA, 1995
  • Solberg Award, ASNE, 1996
  • Superior Civilian Service Award, 1998
  • VADM E.L. Cochrane Award, SNAME, 1998
  • Fellow, SNAME, 1999
  • Professor Emeritus, USNA, 2000
  • William Selkirk Owen Award, Webb Institute, 2002
  • President, SNAME, 2005 – 2006
  • Honorary Member, SNAME, 2007

Professional Membership:

  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • U.S. Naval Institute (USNI)

Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 2002 – Present:

  • Senior Thesis Adviser, 2002 – 2011
  • Academic Dean, 2002 – 2011
  • Chairman, Industry Advisory Group (IAG), 2002 – 2011
  • Director, Webb Family Singers, 2002 – 2011
  • Board of Trustees, 2007 – 2011

Service Beyond Webb:

  • ASNE Council, 2002 – 2005
  • President-Elect, SNAME 2004
  • President SNAME, 2005 – 2006
  • Executive Committee, SNAME, 2004 – Present
  • Council, SNAME, 2004 – Present