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Alaina Dickason Roberts

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Alaina Dickason Roberts is a lecturer in the Civil Engineering and Construction Management Department at Norwich University. She grew up in Vermont and worked for The Boeing Company for more than a decade before returning to graduate school for her PhD. During her time at Boeing, she supported the 767, 787-8, 787-9, 787-10, Tanker, 777X, Chinook, and V-22 aircraft first as a structural analyst, then as a project lead, and finally as a project manager. Alaina also took a four-month long international assignment as a procurement agent at a sub-tier supplier out of London in support of the fabrication of the first 787-9.

Alaina earned her MS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University while working for Boeing and graduated from Boeing’s Emerging Leadership Development Program (ELDP), a selective, intensive, project-based, three-year program for Boeing’s next generation of leaders.

Alaina is a current member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Technical Advancement (CTA), is the past chair of ASCE’s Aerospace Division Executive Committee, and was responsible for organizing the 2020/2021 ASCE Earth & Space Conference. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Pennsylvania and Vermont and is currently pursuing a Civil Engineering PhD from UVM with research focused on fatigue identification and localization in metallic structures.


BS Civil Engineering, University of Vermont 

MS Civil Engineering, Columbia University 

PhD Civil Engineering, University of Vermont (Expected Completion in 2024)

Courses Taught

CE 351 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
CE 457 Wood, Steel, and Concrete Structures
CE 348 Structural Analysis