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Lorraine
Fleming

Contact

Office: 
Mackey Building, Suite 100
Phone: 
202-806-6565
Email: 
lfleming@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Professor
Education: 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering: University of California, Berkeley, California.
M.S. Civil Engineering: The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
B.S. Civil Engineering: Howard University, Washington, DC.

Research: 

Geotechnical Engineering
STEM Education
Soil Mechanics
Waste Material Utilization

Subjects Taught: 

Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Advanced Foundation Engineering, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Statics, Engineering Geology, Groundwater Hydrology, Undergraduate Research

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Fleming has spearheaded a number of research and intervention initiatives to attract and retain African American students in STEM disciplines and to improve the quality of engineering education for undergraduates. As Program Director and creator of the HUSEM (Howard University Science, Engineering and Mathematics) Program and GEAR-UP (Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program), Dr. Fleming has been successful in implementing programs that enhance the preparation of Howard engineering graduates to be successful, globally-engaged leaders. HUSEM has been recognized by the national Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network with the Exemplary Program Award for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education in 2004. Dr. Fleming received the 2008 Golden Torch Award for the Engineering Educator of the Year from the National Society of Black Engineers and was selected as a 2005 Carnegie Scholar for her commitment to examining student learning and investigating undergraduate teaching. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a licensed professional engineer.

Publications: 

Fleming, L., Burris, S. E., Smith, K.C., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I. & Bornmann, F. “ Beyond Persistence: Graduate School Aspirations of Hispanic Engineering Majors at HSIs.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education’s 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Smith, K. C., Fleming, L., Williams, D., Bliss, L., Moore, I. Burris, S., & Bornmann, F. “Black Undergraduate Success in Engineering: The “Prove Them Wrong Syndrome” or Social Responsibility.” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education’s 121st Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Bliss, L., Bornmann, F., Fleming, L., Williams, D.G., Smith, K.C., Moore, I. “Broadening the Pipeline through the Study of Pathways and Persistence: Findings from the Second Year.” Paper presented at the 2014 Annual American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Fleming, Lorraine, I. Moore, D. Williams, L. Bliss and K. Smith. “Social Support: How Hispanic and Black Engineering Students Perceive the Support of Peers, Family, and Faculty”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Burrell, J., A. Fredericks, and L. Fleming. “Succeeding as Engineering Majors: Cultural Ecology Theory and Perceptions of Within-Race Gender and Ethnicity Differences in Engineering Skills and Work Ethnic”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Fleming, Lorraine, K. Smith, D. Williams and L. Bliss. “Engineering Identity of Black and Hispanic Undergraduates: The Impact of Minority Serving Institutions”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Atlanta, GA (2013).

Bliss, Leonard, F. Bornmann, L. Fleming, D. Williams, K. Smith. “Broadening the Pipeline Through the Study of Pathways and Persistence: Findings from the First Year” American Education Research Association, 35.044, 2013.

Burrell, Jennifer, A. Fredericks, L. Fleming, A. Griffin. “What Does It Take to Succeed as an Engineering Major? A Discussion of Within-Race, -Gender and –Ethnicity Differences in Engineering Skills and Work Ethic” American Education Research Association, 58.093-16, 2013.

News

Associate Prof. Robert Efimba Receives the ASCE-NCS Lifetime Excellence in Service Award

Tue, March 26, 2019

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Associate Professor Robert Efimba received the American Society of Civil Engineers National Capitol Section (ASCE-NCS) Lifetime Excellence in Service Award.Read More >>

Creating a Healthy Global Water Environment

Tue, February 26, 2019

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), in coordination with the newly-formed Howard University Water Environment Association (HUWEA), hosted a panel on careers in protecting human health and the environment – becoming a water professional. The theme: “A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment”. Read More >>

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