Dr. Jeremy Chapman is a Stevens Point native who graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering in 2000 from Marquette University. He earned his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Juris and Philosophaiae Doctorates in Transportation Systems at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Dr. Chapman's interests in transportation engineering sparked at a young age when his parents built him a sandbox and bought him toy trucks to play with. He would spend endless hours building roads and canals - he believes that transportation engineering has given him the opportunity to enjoy his favorite pastimes in his adulthood while serving his community.
"I’m quite certain that Marquette IS the reason why I understand, appreciate, and value the importance of a high-quality undergraduate education, especially in the engineering fields."
Dr. Chapman chose Marquette University for several reasons, most notably because of a Marquette presence in his family and the various scholarships available through the university. In his words, "When I came to visit Marquette, it just FELT right." During his time here he was a member of ASCE (the American Society of Civil Engineers), played trumpet in the concert, orchestra and pep bands, and served as an officer on the debate team. He considers his greatest non-academic achievement to be his successful completion of the Wisconsin Ironman Race on September 11, 2011.
As of August 2012, Dr. Chapman is serving his first year as an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN. He is currently in the early stages of building his own Transportation Engineering Program where he hopes to inspire and interest others in Civil and Transportation Engineering.