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W. Shane Walker, PhD, PE

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

UT El Paso

An effective teacher is one who inspires students to be lifelong learners, empowers students with general and discipline-specific critical-thinking skills, and mentors students to become dynamic world changers.

Professors serve as catalysts for the continuous improvement of society by evaluating society and contributing to a more sustainable, just, and beautiful way of life. The principal method of effecting change in society is by inspiring, empowering, and mentoring students to be lifelong agents of change. Through teaching, research, and engineering practice, I help people improve sustainable water treatment technologies and provide safe drinking water and sanitation to every person in the world.