Elise Miller-Hooks Is Appointed First Bill and Eleanor Hazel Chair in Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Elise Miller-Hooks, PhD, has joined the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering as the Hazel Endowed Chair.  Before joining Mason, Miller-Hooks served as program director of the National Science Foundation’s Civil Infrastructure Systems Program in the Engineering Directorate.

A prolific writer and frequent speaker, Miller-Hooks has written approximately 350 peer-reviewed articles, reports, conference presentations and invited lectures.  She serves as chair of the TRB Transportation Network Modeling Committee and on the editorial boards of Transportation Science, Transportation Research-Part B and the Journal ITS.

Miller-Hooks was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland and on the faculty of Penn State and Duke Universities.

About the Chair

Elise Miller-Hooks. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Elise Miller-Hooks. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

 

Mr. Bill Hazel was the founder of William A. Hazel Construction, a Northern Virginia site development and construction company engaged, since 1958, in the construction of residential and commercial building and public works and institutions, and a network of roads throughout the region.  The endowed chair honors the late Mr. Hazel and his lifelong partner and wife, Eleanor Hazel, and their commitment to education and the future of the region.