John Bonsell, associate professor, construction programs, is retiring from the College of Engineering after 38 years, teaching and working on both the Main and Scott campuses in Omaha.
He joined the Department of Industrial Systems Technology in 1982 as an instructor rose to associate professor in 1988. He taught a multitude of different courses in the Martin Shop, the old engineering building on the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s main campus before moving in 1999 into the new Peter Kiewit Institute.
In 2005, Bonsell joined the newly created Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
Throughout his career, Bonsell has taught more than 30 courses for six departments. Those courses included those in the areas of construction/industrial safety, residential construction, manufacturing processes, automated production, surveying and geomatics, and engineering graphics, among the many.
Bonsell also provided his expertise in many fields, often working as a consultant, in areas such as industrial and construction accidents, product liability, rapid prototyping, welding failure analysis and OSHA standards for both construction and industrial.
He also had an appointment to the Mid-America Transportation Center and served as a member of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Faculty Senate.
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