David Saftner

David Saftner
Civil Engineering
Swenson College of Science & Engineering

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Morse-Alumni
Section D

, Location 70

Professor David Saftner has not only inspired UMD Civil Engineering students with a passion for the field but has also impacted engineering education across the nation. His teaching is student-centered with an emphasis on increasing student engagement, connections to industry, and peer engagement through active learning, group projects, and including industrial leaders in classroom education. Dr. Saftner’s efforts have also been transformational in increasing student retention through his first-year Civil Engineering course.