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Roger H. Compton

Dean Emeritus

D. Engineering, 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

Appointments at Webb Institute:
Academic Dean and Professor of Naval Architecture, 1998-2011

Other Professional 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 (NA 1)
Ship Design I (SD1; aka NA 6)
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, January 2007
Attended ABET-sponsored “Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL), Baltimore, July/August 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 Memberships:
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 to Present:
Senior Thesis Adviser, 2002-present
Academic Dean, 2002-present
Chairman, Industry Advisory Group (IAG), 2002-present
Director, Webb Family Singers, 2002-present
Board of Trustees, 2007

Service Beyond Webb Institute:
ASNE Council, 2002-2005
President-Elect, SNAME 2004
President SNAME, 2005-2006
Executive Committee, SNAME, 2004-present
Council, SNAME, 2004-present