Dr. Matthew C. Pierson


Cooperative Engineering Program

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Cooperative Engineering Program
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, 2010, The University of Kansas
  • M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, 2008, The University of Kansas
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2006, The University of Kansas

Professional experience


  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Missouri Society of Professional Engineers
  • The University of Kansas Geotechnical Society

Awards and honors

  • Guy Mace/Turblex Engineering Professorship, 2016-2020
  • Foundation Award for Excellence in Service, Missouri State University, 2015
  • SpahrBorel Graduate Fellowship Fund - $7,000
  • Deep Foundations Institute Trust – Conference Scholarship
  • Bert and Dorothy Steves Memorial Scholarship - $3,500
  • Spahr-Borel Graduate Fellowship Fund - $3,500
  • Bellows Fellowship - $5,000 award from the KU Civil Environmental and Architectural Department
  • Preston T. Bennett Scholarship - $2,000 award from the KU endowment for research