LTC Scott Katalenich

LTC(P) Scott Katalenich

Director, Civil Engineering Program


Lieutenant Colonel Scott M. Katalenich serves as an Academy Professor at the United States Military Academy with duties as the Director of the Civil Engineering Program, Director of the Infrastructure Core Engineering Sequence, and Director of the Technical Scholars Program.  LTC Katalenich last served as the Commander and District Engineer for the Detroit District in the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  There he led both civilian and military professionals in delivering engineering, planning, construction, real estate, regulation, flood risk management, hydropower, lock operations, recreation, and environmental services within the Great Lakes region.  He also served on the bilateral International Joint Commission as the U.S. Lake Superior Regulation Representative.  LTC Katalenich’s civilian education includes earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at West Point in 2002, a Master of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering at Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar, a Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering – Sustainable Design & Construction at Stanford, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering – Atmosphere/Energy at Stanford.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Alaska, and he holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).  His research interests include topics in engineering education, sustainability, infrastructure, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. 

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Engineering Education
  • Sustainable Design
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy

Publications & Presentations