Dr. Charles “C.J.” Riley, professor of Civil Engineering at Oregon Tech, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers Oregon Section Government Engineer of the Year award.

ASCE’s criteria for Engineer of the Year is an active member of ASCE Oregon Section for 10 years and active in the engineering profession. The Government Engineer works for a public agency or university. Nominations cover areas of:

  • Professional Achievement;
  • Service to ASCE;
  • Encouragement to Potential or New Engineers;
  • New Concepts (Publications, Patents, Technological Advances); and
  • Community Service.
CJ Riley Government Engineer 2021

Dr. Riley’s accomplishments recognized by ASCE include graduate program director and advisor of the ASCE-AGC student chapter, 2021 Outstanding Teaching Award by the American Society of Engineering Education Pacific Northwest Section, and Oregon Tech Steel Bridge Team Advisor for this year’s nationals winning team.

“I’m glad to have maintained such a strong connection to ASCE and all they offer our students,” shared Dr. Riley. “It’s such a wonderful professional network to be a part of.”

Additionally, Dr. Riley was recently granted fellow status in the ASCE. ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by only 3% of ASCE members.

Dr. Riley has been a professor at Oregon Tech for 13 years and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon. He received a Bachelor of Science from Swarthmore College, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.