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Dr. David ManryDr. David Manry is the holder of the Endowed Professorship in Electrical / Mechanical in the School of Construction.

He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and his Doctor of Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Dr. Manry has recently completed all coursework for both his M.S. in Computer Science and his Ph.D. in Computational Analysis and Modeling from Louisiana Tech and is currently working on the research requirements for both degrees.

Besides receiving several grants, he has served as associate director of the ULM School of Construction Management’s Energy Audit Program.

Before coming to ULM, Dr. Manry worked as a mechanical engineer in several chemical plants and refineries on the Gulf Coast. He also has been employed as both a consulting professional engineer and a computer programmer.

In the construction community, he is involved in the prevention of damage to underground utilities and facilities as a member of both the Ouachita Joint Utility Council and the Caddo-Bossier Utility Coordination Council. Additionally, he is authorized to conduct OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Construction Outreach Training.

In the area of recruitment and retention, Dr. Manry serves as the faculty advisor for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s ULM student chapter and is the academic advisor for approximately 40 construction management majors.

He also has been a judge for both the regional science fair and the regional Science Olympiad. His current research focus is on computer science-related research (such as steganalysis and user authentication through keystroke dynamics) and writing construction- related computer applications dealing with 2D/3D modeling and virtual prototyping.

About the Endowment: 

The Endowed Professorship in Electrical/Mechanical in the School of Construction endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.