Camilla Saviz

Camilla Saviz

Professor
Stockton
Office
Chambers 224
Email Address
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Dr. Camilla Saviz is Professor and Chair of the Civil Engineering Department. She received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis in the area of hydrodynamic and water quality modeling. She joined the University of the Pacific in 1999 and is a registered Professional Engineer in California. Her teaching, research, and professional interests include water resources engineering, sustainable engineering, and engineering education.

Dr. Saviz started her teaching career as a Calculus 2 tutor for one of her Calc 2 classmates in junior college. She couldn't believe that she got paid for doing something that was so much fun, which is also true of her job at Pacific. Her interest in Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources led her along a wandering path that has included work as a Hydrologic Engineer, a Hydraulics Lab Teaching Assistant, a sea kayaking instructor, and a bar tender, among others. Dr. Saviz has been active in service to the profession as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She has had the privilege of learning from colleagues and serving on various ASCE committees, as a Region 9 Governor, an ABET Program Evaluator, and as a Mentor at the ExCEEd Teaching Workshop.  

Education

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

MBA, General Management, New York Institute of Technology

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University

Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), State of California

Teaching Interests

Water Resources
Sustainability
Engineering fundamentals

Research Focus

Water resources
Sustainability
Engineering education

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Delatte, N., B. Barry, N. Kathir, A. Morse, and C. Saviz,  “Virtually Speaking – Perspectives on ABET Virtual Reviews,” 2021 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, (virtual).  

Hutley, R., R. Khoie, C. Saviz, and M. Doherty, “Effectiveness of Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spring 2020: A Survey of Engineering and Computer Science Students,” 2021 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, (virtual). 

Delatte, N., B. Barry, A. Morse, S. J. Ressler, and C. Saviz,  “Toward Continuous Improvement of EAC/ABET Criteria 3 and 5,” 2020 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, (virtual).   

Delatte, N., B. Barry, A. Morse, and C. Saviz,  “Civil Engineering Department Head Perspectives on the Civil Engineering Program Criteria and the Body of Knowledge, 3rd Edition,” 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.    

Saftner, D., S. Hamilton, and C. Saviz, “Civil Engineering Program Criteria:  A snapshot of how programs meet the criteria,” 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Tampa, FL. 

S. Ressler, A. Estes, C. Saviz, B. Barry, C. Considine, D. Coward, N. Dennis Jr., S. Hamilton, D. Hurwitz, T. Kunberger, T. Lenox, T. Nilsson, L. Nolen, J. O'Brien Jr., R. O'Neill, D. Saftner, K. Salyards, and R. Welch, “The ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop: Assessing 20 Years of Instructional Development,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 35, No. 6(A), pp. 1758–1786, 2019. 

Estes, A., S. Ressler, C. Saviz, B. Barry, C. Considine, D. Coward, N. Dennis Jr., S. Hamilton, D. Hurwitz, T. Kunberger, T. Lenox, T. Nilsson, L. Nolen, J. O'Brien Jr., R. O'Neill, D. Saftner, K. Salyards, and R. Welch, “Celebrating 20 Years of the ExCEEd Teaching Workshop,” 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Nilsson, T., D. Saftner, and C. Saviz, “Candy Land: Engaging Students in Class,” 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.  (research also featured in ASEE Prism Magazine:  “Sweet Inspiration,” Prism, October 2017) 

Saviz, C., L. Lee, and G. Litton, “Where is Everybody?  Participation in Online Student Evaluation of Instruction Surveys,” 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Khazaeli, M., and C. Saviz, “Service Learning in Engineering Management,”  Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Zone IV Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2015. 

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