Professor of Civil Engineering (1943 – 1957)

Edward L. Ashton

A native Iowan, Ned Ashton’s innovation, experience, and passion made a truly lasting contribution.  After eighteen years of exceptional structural design experience, Ashton returned to his alma mater to afford innovative and effective approaches to teaching.  His pragmatic approach and commitment to personal attention benefited all students, especially those he mentored following World War II.  Ashton left an indelible impression on his students, the College, and the state through ingeniously designed structures and his equally unique approach to teaching.  National recognition of his structural designs is as deservedly noted as the generous praise of former students and colleagues.


Inducted: Saturday, June 9, 2007