Derek Williamson has a BS in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
His previous research has been in environmental fate and transport of complex chemicals in multi-phase systems including subsurface and atmospheric systems. His research has included airborne measurements of the atmospheric boundary layer and exchanges of climate change gasses between the terrestrial surface and the atmosphere.
Dr. Williamson is Director of four undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama. His current research interests include: program assessment of student learning outcomes, curricular development and assessment, student attitudes and the culture of learning, and the holistic professional development of the engineering student/early career professional.