Monte L. Phillips is an Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He received a PhD degree from the University of Illinois. During a forty year career as an educator, he served on the faculties of the University of North Dakota, the University of Illinois, and Ohio Northern University, as well as devoting time to private practice as a design consultant and forensic engineer. He is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota.
Dr. Phillips is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and a past two-term North Dakota Section president. He has served on, or chaired, several ASCE committees including the BOK3 Task Committee which prepared the 3rd Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century and the ASCE Task Committee on the Code of Ethics. He represented ASCE on the NCEES POLC Committee. He is the recipient of the ASCE 2012 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award.
Dr. Phillips has been an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) at the local, state, and national levels serving as national president in 1994-95. He is past president of the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers and was awarded the North Dakota Society's Elwyn F .Chandler Award and the prestigious North Dakota National Leadership Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding national leadership of the engineering profession. He served a five-year term, including chair, of the North Dakota Board of Registration from Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He is the recipient of the 2013 NSPE Award, the Society's highest honor.
Dr. Phillips has served on, or chaired, numerous task forces and committees of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and has been recognized for his service with the NCEES Central Zone's Distinguish Service Award (2001), the NCEES Distinguish Service Award (2005), and the NCEES Distinguished Service Award with Special Commendation (2013).
Dr. Phillips represented NCEES on the ABET Board of Directors for seven years and served as the 2013-2014 ABET President. He served on numerous ABET committees.
Dr. Phillips is a Fellow and past president of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE); a past six-term member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences; has served 21 years on the National Board of Governors of the Order of the Engineer including two years as chair; and has authored papers and reports on engineering licensure.