Ext: 2172
Email: hiram.gonzalez4@upr.edu
Office: CI-102L
Education

MSCE, Univ. of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 1984
BSCE, Univ. of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 1976
Graduate, Command & General Staff College, US Army – Ft. Leavenworth , KS, 1991
Graduate, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, US Army – Ft. Belvoir, VA, 1981
Graduate, Engineer Officer Basic Course, US Army – Ft. Belvoir, VA, 1976

Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tenured, July 2008 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Tenured, July 2002 – June 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Jul 2000 – June 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Temporary Contract, Aug 1996 – Jun 2000
  • 4 Years, Professor/Director, Military Science Dept. (Army ROTC), UPR-Mayaguez
  • 6 Years, Educational & Strategic Planning Committees, Board of Directors, Southwestern Educational Society (SESO), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Non-Academic Experience
  • Officer (Colonel), US Army Corps of Engineers, 21 Years (1976-1996).
  • Numerous local geotechnical consulting jobs, mostly on landslides, ground settlements, drainage, and slope stability.
  • Department of State, Puerto Rico, on Status of San Rafael Hospital, Santa Tecla, El Salvador (after Earthquake Jan 2001).\
  • Engineer Advisor/Consultant to the U.S. Ambassador in Peru, SA. and to the Peruvian Armed Forces (1988-1990).
Honors & Awards
  • Distinguished Professor, Civil Engineering (CE) Department, Acad. Year 2001-2002
  • Distinguished Professor Nominations, CE Department, every year 1998-2018
  • Numerous Recognitions from Students (5 “Stake Awards”, plaques, etc.)
  • Numerous Letters of Appreciation/Recognition (60+) from Institutional Authorities
  • 1st Place Overall (Champions) 2003, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 of ASCE Annual Reg Competitions
  • 200(+) Individual Event Trophies/Awards (1st thru 5th Place), ASCE 2000-2018
  • Numerous Military Awards/Decorations/Recognitions
Publications
  • 30 Previous Publications Total; 4 on the last 5 Years & 40(+) Misc Tech Reports/Articles
  • González, H. (2019), “ABET 2020 Self-Study Report for Civil Engineering Program at UPR-Mayagüez”, Department of Civil Engineering & Surveying (CE&S), UPRM.
  • González, H. (2019), “ABET 2020 Self-Study Report for Surveying & Topography Program at UPR-Mayagüez”, Department of CE&S, UPRM.
  • González, H. (2018), “Departmental Plan for the Assessment of Student Learning for Civil Engineering Program”, Department of CE&S, UPRM.
  • González, H. (2018), “Departmental Plan for the Assessment of Student Learning for Surveying & Topography Program”, Department of CE&S, UPRM.
  • González, H. & Sharma A. et al. (2012), “UPRM’s Monitoring Report to MSCHE (March 1, 2012)”, OMCA-UPRM.
  • González, H. & Sharma A. et al. (2011), “UPRM’s Monitoring Report to MSCHE (March 1, 2011)”, OMCA-UPRM.
  • González, H. Acosta, F. & Silva, W. (2008), “Construction of Concrete Canoes; A Multidisciplinary Learning Project in Civil Engineering”, Revista Dimensión, Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR).