Gifford H. Albright, PhD

Title: Retired Architectural Engineering Educator, Consultant
Company: Pennsylvania State University
Location: State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Gifford H. Albright, PhD, Retired Educator and Consultant at Pennsylvania State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Architectural Engineering.

Dr. Albright has held the title of professor emeritus of architectural engineering at Pennsylvania State University since 1991, and has been a civil or architectural engineer since 1956. He was inspired by a middle school shop teacher called Pop Miller, who assigned him special assignments from a correspondence school of Scranton. The work eventually paid off with an early position as research projects director with the U.S. Naval Civil Engineers Corps, and later with the title of program director of the National Science Foundation in Washington DC. Dr. Albright continues to consult from the firm of G.H. Albright Associates based in State College.

Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Dr. Albright attended Pennsylvania State University and earned an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955. He served to the rank of lieutenant, junior grade with the U.S. Naval Reserve, and taught with Penn State from 1958 to 1991, serving as head of architectural engineering for 21 years. He is the author of “Planning Atomic Shelters: A Handbook.” Dr. Albright is the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

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