Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean.
Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015. Professor Werner is an accomplished educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience. Professor Werner began his career in the ship design, construction, and operations fields and joined the Webb faculty in 2002. In 2010, he was designated Webb’s first American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
During his time at Webb, Professor Werner has taught a variety of courses and has been an advisor to many senior theses. Outside the classroom, Professor Werner has been a member of the Faculty Honor Committee and the advisor to the student sections of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Marine Technology Society. Professor Werner served as the faculty representative to Webb’s Board of Trustees for four years, coordinated Webb’s ABET accreditation, and helped to establish a distance learning center at Webb.
Professor Werner earned both his B.S in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and M.S. in Ocean Technology from Webb Institute. He also earned a M.B.A from Long Island University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York.
Professor Werner has taught as a visiting professor of engineering for the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor for both the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Stevens Institute of Technology. Since joining the Webb faculty, Professor Werner has maintained an active consulting practice in the areas of ship design, naval architecture, marine engineering, and ship operations. Professor Werner is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and SNAME. His leadership roles in SNAME have included serving as the society’s Education Committee Chairman and most recently the Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Section.
Serving as Webb’s 15th Dean, Professor Werner will succeed Richard P. Neilson, who has been the Dean since 2011.