C. Dale Elifrits

C. Dale Elifrits (SME)

AIME Honorary Membership in

In recognition of his service to SME, SMEF, and as an SME representative to ABET and his distinguished career as a Professor at the UMR School of Mines and Metallurgy, as a role model and a staunch advocate for mining education

Dr. C. Dale Elifrits is Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering and Associate Director Emeritus of the Freshman Engineering Program at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, having retired after 26 years on the faculty. He was also the Director of Pre-Engineering and Outreach at Northern Kentucky University in the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics. Elifrits holds a B.S. degree with majors in mathematics and chemistry plus secondary education. He holds M.S. degrees in earth science and geological engineering and a Ph.D. in geological engineering. Before entering his career in university education and research, he taught earth science and chemistry in Missouri public schools. Elifrits is a Registered Geologist in Missouri and a Registered Member of SME. Prior to moving to Northern Kentucky, he was Vice President of the small Genius Consulting Group, LLC. He is a member of the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is active in community organizations such as Rotary International, his church, the Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and CSR Academy, a charter school in Cincinnati. He has written well over 80 publications.