William Kelly

William Kelly

Director of External Affairs (retired)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

William E. Kelly, Ph.D., P.E., retired as director of external affairs at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2015.  Prior to joining ASEE in September of 2007, he was a professor of civil engineering at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he also served as dean of the school of engineering from 1996-2001.   He is a past member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability (CoS) and has taught sustainability as a practitioner adjunct faculty member at George Mason University.  He is a co-editor of the 2017 ASCE book "Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices." Currently, he chairs a task committee for the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) on global sustainability and the ASCE CoS Planning Committee on Global Sustainability both focused on implementation of the United Nations Sustainability Goals. He is a member of the WFEO UN Relations Committee (WURC) and chairs the Asian Civil Engineering Coordination Council (ACECC) Committee on Sustainable Infrastructure.