Dennis D. Truax, PhD

Title: Civil Engineer, Educator, Consultant
Company: Mississippi State University
Location: Mississippi State, MS United States


Title: Civil Engineer, Educator, Consultant
Company: Mississippi State University
Location: Mississippi State, MS United States


  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Starkville, MS (Chairman, Administrative Board, 1990-1992) (Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1996-1997) (Chairman, Financial Committee, 1992-1994) (Chairman, Financial Committee, 2001-2003) (Chairman, Council of Ministries, 1986-1990)(Chairman, Pastor/Parish Relations, 1985-1986) (Lay Leader, 1982-1985)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow
  • American Water Works Association
  • Chi Epsilon, The Civil Engineering Society
  • Mississippi Engineering Society
  • Mississippi State University (Board of Directors, Methodist Student Center, 1983-1990) (Chairman, Pastor/Parish Relations, Methodist Student Center, 1984-1986) (President, Methodist Student Center, 1987-1989) (Treasurer, Methodist Student Center, 1990-1991) (Vice President, Board, Methodist Student Center, 1986)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Sigma Xi, Mississippi State chapter
  • Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society
  • Triangle Fraternity, Advisor (Alumni Board of Directors, Treasurer, 1989-1996)
  • United Methodist Church (District Lay Council, 1995-1996, 1994-1995, 1993-1994) (Annual Mississippi Conference, Delegate) (Vice Chairman, Committee on Higher Education)
  • Water Environment Federation


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, (2014)
  • Honoree, Professional New Faces of Civil Engineering Mentor, American Society of Civil Engineers (2014-2016)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi (2007-2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2008)
  • Outstanding Faculty Adviser, Diversity and Women in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (1996-2006)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2003-2004, 1991-1992)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2005)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (2005-2006, 2001-2003)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2003-2004, 1994-1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1986-1998)
  • Recipient, R.M. Scholtes Civil Engineering Teaching Award, Department of Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University (1997)
  • Recipient, Engineering Education Excellence Award, PEE Division, Mississippi Engineering Society (1995)
  • Recipient, Mississippi Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year, Mississippi Section, American Society Of Civil Engineers (1995)
  • Faculty Honoree, Delta Lambda Chapter, Delta Gamma (1995)
  • Recipient, Educator of the Year Award, Mississippi Engineering Society (1995)
  • Honoree, Outstanding University Faculty Member, Mississippi State University Chapter, Golden Key International Honor Society (1994)
  • Recipient, Gold Key Outstanding Faculty Award,  Golden Key National Honor Society (1994)
  • Nominee, W. F. Kellogg Fellowship, Mississippi State University (1992)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Society of Civil Engineers (1989-1992)
  • Honorary Citizenship, City of New Orleans (1991)
  • Certificate of Commendation, National Association of Water Companies/The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (1989)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Blood Systems, Inc (1989)
  • Honoree, Named Outstanding Young Man in America, United States Jaycees (1983)
  • Grantee, National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness
  • Grantee, Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • Grantee, $13.1M in Grants, Government and Private Organizations

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