DAVID A. VESHOSKY, associate professor of engineering studies and civil & environmental engineering, was a member of the faculty for 21 years.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Catholic University, Master of Science degree in science, technology, and public policy from George Washington University, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in business and economics from Lehigh University.
He joined the faculty as instructor in 1991, was appointed assistant professor in 1992, and was promoted to associate professor in 1998.
Veshosky taught overloads nearly every year since 2005 to meet the high demand for his courses. He brought alumni into the classroom, and students’ connections with them often translated into externships, internships, and jobs. He received the Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001 and Delta Upsilon Distinguished Mentoring and Teaching Award in 2005.
He served as chair of the AB Engineering Program from 1998 to 2005 and of the Engineering Studies Program in 2012-13. He solidified the program after many years of staffing instability by building out the curriculum, recruiting new faculty, and separating the program from the Department of Civil Engineering. He helped create the Leonardo Society, a student engineering studies group.
Veshosky co-developed the minor program in architectural studies and co-chaired it from 2003 to 2020. He helped to define the philosophy and mission of the Economic Empowerment and Global Leadership Project and engaged students in it in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in rural Honduras after its military coup, and in downtown Easton after its fiscal crisis.
Veshosky served on and chaired many faculty committees and served on multiple advisory committees. He was director of research services from 2001 to 2006 and in 2016-17. In 2001, he received the Daniel L. Golden ’34 Faculty Service Award.
He volunteered for American Society of Civil Engineers, National Canal Museum, and WDIY community public radio. He also served many years on the boards of the Easton Suburban Water Authority and Third Street Alliance for Women and Children.