Western Kentucky University

WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Matthew Dettman

Matthew Dettman, PE

Matthew Dettman, PE

James D. Scott Professorship in Civil Engineering

Office:  EBS 2128
Phone:  270-745-2462
Email:  matthew.dettman@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/engineering


CE 303C: Construction Mgt.                           MWF 01:50 - 02:45

CE 370C: Materials of Construction              MW 11:30 - 12:25

CE 400C: Senior Design Seminar                F 11:30 - 12:25

CE 410C: Soil Mechanics                               TR 03:40 - 05:00

CE 411C: Soil Mechanics Lab                        R 05:05 - 07:05

CE 411C: Soil Mechanics Lab                        T 05:05 - 07:05

Office Hours

Monday 11:00-1:50
Wednesday 11:00-1:50
Friday 11:00-1:50


  • Quality control and materials testing
  • Geotechnical Engineering


     Construction and bridges fascinated Matthew Dettman as a child. Introduced to the field by his older brother, he studied civil engineering at Clemson University. He attended Stanford University for graduate studies, and conducted additional coursework at the University of Southern California.  After several years in the industry with a consulting firm, Dettman turned to teaching. Interested in sharing his personal and professional experiences, he presents real world applications wherever possible. Demonstrating by example, Dettman continues to engage in a variety of engineering projects, such as the working on the foundation design of the expansion of Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium.

 Last Modified 7/22/13