Matthew D. Lovell

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Matthew Lovell is an Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and he currently serves as the Senior Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment office. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, and he holds his PE license in Indiana. Matt is very active with respect to experimentation in the classroom. He greatly enjoys problem-based learning and challenge-based instruction. Matt is the 2018 recipient of the American Concrete Institute’s Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. He was awarded Teacher of the Year for the Illinois Indiana section of ASEE in 2017. Also, he was awarded the Daniel V. Terrell Outstanding Paper Award from ASCE. Matt is highly active in ASEE, currently serving as the ASEE CE Division’s Freshman Director. In 2014, Matt received the ASEE CE Division Gerald R. Seeley Award for a paper highlighting a portion of his work regarding the development of a Master’s Degree at Rose-Hulman.

Teaching Interests

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Computer Applications

Research Experiences

  • Experiential Learning
  • Failure Investigations
  • Tornado Straps
  • Integral Abutment Bridges

Publications & Presentations

  • Carroll, J. C., & Lovell, M. D., & Kershaw, K., & Sipes, S. M., & Luna, R., & Aidoo, J., & Hanson, J. H. (2020, June), Rationale and Design Approach for Full-scale Experiential Learning Opportunities in Structural Engineering Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . https://peer.asee.org/35119
  • Derks, A. C., & Carroll, J. C., & Hanson, J. H., & Lovell, M. D., & Kershaw, K. (2020, June), Design and Implementation of Experiential Learning Modules for Structural Analysis Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . https://peer.asee.org/34393
  • Carroll, J. C., Aidoo, J., Hanson, J., Kershaw, K., Lovell, M., Luna, R., and Sipes, S., 2018, “Development and Implementation of Full-Scale Experiential Learning Modules in Structural Engineering.” Poster presented at the 2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Carroll, J. C., Aidoo, J., Hanson, J., Kershaw, K., Lovell, M., Luna, R., Sipes, S., and Jones, A., 2018, “Development and Assessment of Full-Scale Experiential Learning Opportunities in Structural Engineering.” Poster presented at the 24th Annual CNSF Capitol Hill Exhibition. Washington, D.C.
  • Lovell, M., 2018, “Defining and Assessing Competencies in an Undergraduate Reinforced Concrete Design Course,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 24-27, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Kershaw, K., Lovell, M., and Mueller Price, J., 2017, “Creating of On-Campus Living Laboratories for Improved Student Learning,” Proceedings of the ASEE Zone II Conference, March 2-5, San Juan Puerto Rico.
  • Lovell, M. D., Brackin, P., House, R., Chenoweth, S., and Dee, K., “Lighting the Fuse for Creative Problem Solving,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, New Orleans, 2016 
  • Sutterer, K. G., Aidoo, J., Chapman, J. R., Hanson, J. H., Kershaw, K., Lovell, M. D., Marincel Payne, M., Mueller Price, J., and Robinson, M., “Shared Capstone Project Mentoring for Improved Learning,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, New Orleans, 2016 
  • Downing, C. and Lovell, M., “Making Academic Change Happen,” Proceedings of the KEEN Winter Conference, Kern Engineering Entrepreneurial Network, Tempe, Arizona, 2016
  • Hammer, K., Lovell, M., and Brackin, P., “Ideation: The Art of Problem Framing,” Proceedings of the KEEN Winter Conference, Kern Engineering Entrepreneurial Network, Tempe, Arizona, 2016
  • Lovell, M. D., “Artifacts for Better Presentations: Beach Mark Gelatin,” Proceedings American Concrete Institute Convention, Kansas City, 2015
  • He, S. and Lovell, M. D., “Monitoring Road Health with Mobile Smartphones,” Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Lovell, M. D., Nicolodi, P. L., Oliveira, T. S., and Gould, J. H., “Performance of an Innovative Roof to Top-Plate Connection,” Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, American Concrete Institute, 2018
  • Named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Illinois/Indiana section of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2017
  • Daniel V. Terrell Outstanding Paper, Region 4, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2016
  • Gerald R. Seeley Award, American Society for Engineering Education, Civil Engineering Division, 2014

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Purdue University, Civil Engineering, 2010
  • MS, Purdue University, Civil Engineering, 2008
  • BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, 2006