Audra Morse, PE, BCEE, F.ASCE

Audra Morse


  • Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • BS, Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University


Audra Morse seeks to enhance the world-class research, scholarship, and innovation Michigan Tech provides.

Audra Morse leads the University’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering as chair for the past six years—a department with 32 faculty, 8 full-time staff, and more than 500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. With the support of the faculty and staff in the department, Morse has led efforts to establish new online programs in structural and water resource engineering. She has expanded enrollment of the geospatial engineering program nearly tenfold, and fostered the growth of faculty research, which resulted in new, increased funding.

“It is an honor to support the people and programs that enable our graduates to take the next step in their life journey, and positively impact society and the world around them.”Audra Morse

Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, Dr. Morse was a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering in the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. She also served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and led the Engineering Opportunities Center. She received the two highest teaching honors at Texas Tech, the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award and the President's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Morse is an expert in water and wastewater treatment, specifically water reclamation systems and the fate of microplastics in treatment systems. She is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and has served on numerous committees that support education and accreditation. She is also heavily involved in ABET and is currently a member of the ABET EAC Executive Committee. She earned BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech.

Faculty Advisor  

Built World Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water reclamation systems and Fate of personal products in treatment systems