George Mason University
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George Mason University

Mark Houck

Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

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  • 703-993-1737 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 2233
    4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Professor Mark Houck’s teaching and research are driven by questions about society’s relationship with the environment and how the relationship is (1) fundamental to its success; (2) complex; (3) widespread, often with impacts not just locally but regionally, nationally or globally; and (4) constantly changing with enormous short-term and long-term benefits and costs that may be in conflict.

Houck’s scholarship combines mathematics, science, and computing to analyze environmental problems and explore novel solutions. His work aims to address today's complex, large-scale, messy, and enormously costly environmental problems for the benefit of society.


PhD, Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University (1976)

BES, Environmental Engineering and Operations Research, The Johns Hopkins University (1972)

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Faculty Rank: Professor


Research Interests

Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Water Resources Engineering