The Mississippi River
Sep 25, 2019
Norma Jean Mattei
The Mississippi River

Norma Jean Mattei, PhD, PE, is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Orleans. In the past she has served as Chair of the Department and Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at UNO. She now serves as one of two civilian civil engineer Commissioners of the seven-member Mississippi River Commission, nominated by President Obama. She is the 2017 President of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Norma Jean also has chaired of several National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) committees, most recently the NCEES Education Committee. She was named by the Governor of Louisiana to Louisiana’s licensing board for professional engineers, LAPELS, and served as Chairman of that Board during the final year of her term in 2011-12. She is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, married to Richard Louis Mattei and is the proud mom of Helen Claycomb, PE in civil/structural engineering, and Genevieve Mattei, a biomedical engineer.