Civil Engineering’s Burdette Wins Top Teaching Honor

Ed Burdette

Ed Burdette

Ed Burdette, the Fred N. Peebles Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named the Peter G. Hoadley Award winner for 2014.

The award, given to the outstanding engineering educator by the Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, was presented to Burdette on Friday.

Burdette is considered an expert in the study of concrete and concrete-based construction.

He has spent almost six decades at UT, first earning his bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering in 1957 and his master’s in 1961 before getting his doctorate from the University of Illinois. In fact, since coming to UT as an undergraduate, the years he spent at Illinois are the only ones where Burdette was not at UT.

He has won numerous accolades and aplomb for his teaching, and is a fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.