Faculty Faction: Carol Lamb

Carol LambCarol Lamb, associate professor of civil and construction engineering technology, teaches structural analysis and design, as well as construction and project management. She is also currently the faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the secretary for the Academic Senate.

Carol began her journey as an engineer at YSU in Civil Engineering Technology. After her bachelors, she earned her masters degree in Engineering Management. Carol is now pursuing her PhD in management with a focus in engineering.

Carol started working at YSU because of the encouragement of her professors, in the fall of 2005. Previously, she worked as an assistant bridge engineer with the Trumbull County Engineers’ Office.

Carol hopes to pass on encouragement and knowledge to her students just as her professors did for her. She enjoys having the class time to interact with her students.

“They are usually pretty happy souls.  Most of them are dealing with working, paying for college, and taking classes, which at times can be difficult. Yet they persevere,” Carol says about them. “I get to share my knowledge and help the students learn.  It is so rewarding to see the students succeed and be excited that they understand the material or concepts.  After all, they are our future professionals.”

The Edinburg, Ohio native says that her favorite place on campus is anywhere on campus, because she feels at home. When she isn’t on campus, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and dabbling in interior decorating.

Carol helped with the Fourth Annual Society of Women Engineer Dinner with Industry, held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. She also helped plan the Builders’ Association Estimating Competition for the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology  students held on Friday, April 12th, 2013.