Associate Provost for Engaged Learning
Dr. Mark Valenzuela serves as Associate Provost for Engaged Learning and will support work to integrate experiential learning throughout the student experience, promoting access to internships, study abroad, and service learning. Prior to coming to Lindenwood in August 2021, Dr. Valenzuela served as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Evansville, where he started in 1999. His academic area of specialization is in structural engineering, with a special focus on the intersections of science, society, and symbols. He has taught at Evansville’s study abroad center in the UK three semesters, led student groups to build houses with Habitat for Humanity in Central America, and mentored civil engineering student teams in the national concrete canoe competition. As Associate Vice President at Evansville, he provided leadership in the areas of assessment, accreditation, and institutional research and effectiveness. Valenzuela received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University and his MS and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Indiana.