Donald Leitch is a Professor in the Francis College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UMass Lowell.

Donald G. Leitch

Professor Emeritus

Francis College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Structural Engineering

Research Interests

Structural Engineering


  • MS: Civil Engineering, (1960), University of Colorado - Boulder, CO
  • BS: Civil Engineering, (1956), Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Award for Distinguished Service to the College of Engineering - College of Engineering
  • Award for Outstanding Service - American Society for Civil Engineers
  • Centennial Certificate of Recognition - American Society for Engineering Education
  • Chi Epsilon, New England District, ñExcellence in Teaching Awardî - Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Civil Engineering Student Appreciation Award - University of Colorado
  • Council on Teaching, Learning and Research as Scholarship, Departmental Teaching Award
  • Honorary Member - American Congress of Surveying and Mapping _ New England Section
  • Outstanding Advisor Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Engineering Student Council
  • Outstanding Teacher Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering - College of Engineering Presented by the Engineering Student Council
  • Surveyor of the Year Award - American Congress of Surveying and Mapping _ New England Section
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
  • UML Student Government Association, Teaching Excellence Award - College of Engineering
  • Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2017), Teaching - Rob and Donna Manning

Selected Publications

  • Leitch, D.G. (1993). “Shaping the Integrated Technical Education: A Vision of the Future of Surveying”.
  • Leitch, D.G., Moynihan, R., Westerling, D. (1990). “An Integrated Technical Education Program For Surveying Education”.