Faculty Profile

 
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Richard P. Neilson

Dean and Professor

B.S. Naval  Architecture and Marine Engineering, Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, 1970

M.S.Engineering Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Appointments at Webb: 
Dean and Professor of Naval Architecture – 2011 – Present
Professor of Naval Architecture – 1979 – 1987

Other Professional Experience:
LTJG/Naval Architect - Design Branch, Naval Engineering Division, USCG Headquarters, 1970 – 1974
Academic Instructor of Apprentices – Newport News Shipbuilding, 1974 – 1975
LCDR USCGR – Commanding Officer Reserve Unit Montauk – 1981 - 1984
Naval Architect/Structural Engineering Supervisor – Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., 1975 – 1979
Manager Surface Ship Research and Development, Manager Commercial Ship Repair Engineering, Manager Commercial Ship Design – 1987 – 1996
Director of Technology and Business Development (Americas Division), Vice President of Engineering (European Division), Vice President of Technology and Business Development (Americas Division), Vice President of SafeShip Development (Corporate), Vice President of Marine Technology (Corporate) – American Bureau of Shipping – 1996 - 2011
 
Courses Taught:
Introduction to Shipbuilding, Practical Naval Architecture, Theoretical Naval Architecture, Ship Resistance and Propulsion, Ship Design – 1979 – 1987
Introduction to Naval Architecture (NA I), Ship Design I – 2011 – Present.
 
Professional Development Activities:
Managing Innovation – Center for Creative Leadership – 1989
Managing Managers – Center for Creative Leadership – 1991
Academic Leadership Academy – The Pennsylvania State University – 2011
 
Honors and Professional Recognition:
Chaffee Memorial Prize – Webb Institute of Naval Architecture – 1970
United States Coast Guard Achievement Medal – 1984
 
Professional Memberships:
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
 
Additional Duties Beyond Teaching, 1979 – 1987, 2011 – Present
Dean, 2011 – Present
Senior Thesis Advisor, 1980 – 1987, 2011 – Present
Chairman, Industry Advisory Group (IAG), 2011 - Present
Ex-officio Member of Board of Trustees, 2011 – Present
Vice Chairman Planning Committee, 2011 – Present
Member  Education Committee, 2011 – Present
 
Service Beyond Webb Institute:
Chairman, Design/Integration Panel, National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1981 – 1984
Member, Education Panel – National Shipbuilding Research Program – 1983 - 1985
Vestryman, Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore, PA, 1978 - 1979