Jeter earns Engineering Faculty Professionalism award from LEF

Feb 27, 2020 | Engineering and Science, Faculty/Staff

Construction Engineering Technology program chair and professional in residence, Reginald Jeter, has been awarded the Engineering Faculty Professionalism award by the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.

The purpose of the Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award is to highlight enthusiastic professional engineers who are among faculty at universities in Louisiana. The goal of the annual award is to encourage other engineering faculty and students to become professional engineers.

Jeter joined Louisiana Tech in 2015 after serving as chief estimator at F.J. Burnell, Inc. for nearly 20 years. He earned bachelor degrees in construction engineering technologies and civil engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Louisiana Tech.

In addition to his academic duties, he is the advisor to Tech’s Associated General Contractors/ North American Society of Trenchless Technology student organization and for the University’s Estimating team.

“I’m excited to win the 2020 Engineering Faculty Professionalism award,” Jeter said. “My goal as a professor is to encourage the students I teach and mentor to push themselves academically and professionally.”

Jeter has been a member of the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, on which he represents Education, since 2019. He is a past president of the Shreveport Chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society and a past chairman for the northwest district of the Louisiana Associated General Contractors. He is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana and Mississippi.