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Donald Leitch

Donald Leitch is a Professor in the Francis College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UMass Lowell.
Donald G Leitch Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2273
  • Email


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”.