Dr. Audra Morse, P.E., is the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Whitacre College of Engineering and a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at Texas Tech University. She leads the Engineering Opportunities Center which provides retention, placement and academic support services to WCOE students.
Her professional experience is focused on water and wastewater treatment, specifically water reclamation systems and the fate of personal products in treatment systems. She is part of a NASA research group investigating the benefits of membrane-aerated biological reactors. In an exciting new area of research, Audra and others are investigating the use of organoselenium compounds to inhibit biofouling of RO membranes.
She serves on a number of professional organization committees including serving as a corresponding member of the ASCE's Committee on Faculty Development, a member of ASCE EWRI Health and Water Quality Committee, and many others. She also serves as a reviewer for many professional journals and has served in the ASCE ExCEEd Workshops as an assistant mentor and mentor capacity. She proudly serves as the lead faculty advisor of the Texas Tech ASCE Student Chapter.
Morse is also the author and/or co-author of more than 36 published archival journal articles and in the last eight years has participated in research with other collaborators totaling over $10 million. She has received the two highest teaching honors at Texas Tech, the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award and the President's Excellence in Teaching Award. She has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas Tech and is a graduate of the Master of Environmental Engineering Program.