Decker Hains

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Decker Hains
Instructor and Chair, Department of Management
(269) 276-3410
G-253 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5316
Mailing address: 
Civil and Construction Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5316 USA
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • M.S., Arctic Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Major, United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Professional Engineer
  • Project Management Professional
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

Professional memberships:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • Army Engineer Association (AEA)
  • Fritz Engineering Research Society (FERS), Lehigh University
  • Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society
  • Chi Epsilon, The National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


  • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Gerald R. Seeley Fellowship for the Best Conference Paper
  • Best Paper Award for Professional Interest Council I, ASEE National Conference
  • Bronze De Fleury Medal, US Army Engineer Association
  • Distinguished Cadet, United States Military Academy

Research interests:

  • Engineering Education and the Engineering Profession
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Cold Regions Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering