Dr. Sarah E. Mouring, Ph.D., P.E.

2017 Outstanding Educator

Dr. Sarah Mouring is the Department Chair and a Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is also a lecturer in Civil Engineering for Johns Hopkins’ Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, where she teaches courses in coastal engineering. 

Dr. Mouring earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers. 

While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Mouring studied the dynamic response of building floor systems with Professor Bruce Ellingwood and has since expanded her research interests to include composite joining methods, wave energy conversion systems, and bamboo-reinforced concrete design. 

Regularly praised for her effective and dedicated teaching at both the Naval Academy and through Johns Hopkins’ EP program, Sarah has been nominated for several teaching awards, including the Class of 1951 Civilian Teaching Excellence Award at USNA (2012-15) and the Apgar Teaching Award at USNA (1998). In 1996, she earned the Society of American Military Engineers National Bliss Award for Outstanding Military Education. Sarah is truly an asset to civil engineering education in Maryland.