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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering



Sarah E. Mouring, Ph.D., P.E.

Director of Ocean Engineering
  •  Phone: 410-293-6440
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail:
  •  337 Rickover Hall


Professional Experience

  • Dept of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy.
    • Professor, 2007 - present
    • Associate Professor, 1998 – 2007
    • Assistant Professor, 1993 – 1998
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1992 – 1993
  • Johns Hopkins University, Adjunct Professor, 1997-Pres
  • CED Investigative Technologies, Inc., Consultant, Structures Expert, 2008-2010
  • Trident Engineering, Consultant, Mechanics/Foundations and Structures Expert, 2005-2007
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Visiting Program Officer for CMS, Large Structural and Building Systems , 1998
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Project Steering Committee on Investigation of Load Factors for Flood and Combined Wind and Flood, Consultant, Structures Expert, 1997

Professional Memberships & Registration


  • Apgar Teaching Award presented for excellence in teaching for a tenure-track professor at USNA, 1998 (Department Nominee)
  • Maryland’s Top 100 Women Nomination, 1997
  • Society of American Military Engineers National Bliss Award for Outstanding Military Education, 1996
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society, 1986 - present
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1985 - present
  • Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society, 1985 - present

Professional & Community Service

  • Chair, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 2016 - present
  • Program Director, Ocean Engineering
  • Faculty Representative, Society of Women Engineers
  • Faculty Representative and Founder of USNA Student Chapter, Society of American Military Engineers
  • Committee Representative, USNA for the following Committees:
    • Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Trident Scholar Committee
    • Bowman Scholar Review Committee
    • Military Faculty Teaching Awards Selection Committee
    • Computer Users Committee
    • Midshipmen Action Group Liaison
    • Honor Representative
    • Computer Technology Group (DIVCTG
    • Department Chair Search Committee
    • Department Secretary Search Committee
    • Naval Architecture Faculty Search Committee
    • Department Computer Committee
    • High School Seminar Instructor
    • Department Independent Research Coordinator
    • National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology Lecturer
  • Reviewer for the following journals and organizations:
    • Composites: Part A
    • American Society of Civil Engineers - Journal of Structural Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • External Reviewer of paper to be submitted to American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Journal of Earthquake Engineering
    • Construction and Building Materials Journal
    • American Society for Engineering Education
    • American Society of Civil Engineers-Structural Composites and Plastics Committee
    • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • SAMPE Conference Committee: 52nd ISSE Conference in 2007, 54th ISSE Conference in 2009, and 57th ISSE Conference in 2012
  • International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE): Technical Program Committee & External Reviewer for technical conference papers
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