Patrick RayPatrick Ray, PhD
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Patrick Ray joined the engineering department as an assistant professor of civil engineering in 2011. In the three years previous, he lived and worked in Jordan, where in 2010 he was assistant professor of engineering at Middle East University, specializing in hydraulics/hydrology, numerical methods and engineering economics. Patrick began his work in Jordan researching the water system in Amman as a Fulbright Fellow. Over the course of his three-year tenure in Jordan he worked as a water systems engineer in a variety of contexts, including as a water systems economist for the Millennium Challenge Corporation and a climate change specialist for the United Nations Development Program.
Before that, Patrick was a researcher, teaching assistant and graduate student at Tufts University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Patrick completed his PhD at Tufts in 2010.
In 2012, he analyzed and reported on best WASH-related labor-intensive work programs as part of a World Food Program food-for-work initiative in Yemen.
Patrick teaches courses on Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Engineering Economics, Statistics, and GIS/Surveying, among others, supervises undergraduate- and graduate-level research projects, and continues his consulting and research endeavors in developing countries worldwide. He lives in Newberg with his wife and two boys.