Gund Affiliate, Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

David V. Rosowsky is Professor of Civil Engineering at UVM and served previously (2013-2019) as UVM’s Provost and Senior Vice President. Prior to joining UVM, Dr. Rosowsky served as Dean of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and before that as Head of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he also held the A.P. and Florence Wiley Chair in Civil Engineering. 

Dr. Rosowsky maintains an active research program in wind and earthquake engineering and continues to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and holds the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute.

A recognized expert in structural reliability, design for natural hazards, stochastic modeling of structural and environmental loads, and probability-based codified design, Dr. Rosowsky has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Walter L. Huber Research Prize, the T.K. Hseih Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and the ASCE Norman Medal.


  • Rosowsky, D.V., Mudd, L. and Letchford, C. (2015), “Assessing Climate Change Impact on the Joint Wind-Rain Hurricane Hazard for the Northeastern U.S. Coastline,” Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards, Special Issue on Risk, Governance and Society (P. Gardoni, C. Murphy, and A. Rowell, eds.), 19:113-144.
  • Wang, Y. and Rosowsky, D.V. (2016), “Joint Earthquake-Snow Hazard Characterization and Fragility Analysis of Wood-frame Structures,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 142(10):04016081.
  • Wang, Y. and Rosowsky, D.V. (2017), “Hazard-based Hurricane Loss Estimation Considering Storm Intensity, Size, and Sea-Surface Temperature Change,” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.
  • Rosowsky, D.V. (2019), “Hurricane Hazard and Loss Characterization Including Effects of Projected Sea Surface Temperature Rise,” invited chapter, special volume on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Routledge.
  • Rosowsky, D.V. (2019), “Defining Resilience,” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2019.1578166, published Feb. 2019.
Gund Affiliate David V. Rosowsky

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Natural hazards, infrastructure risk, hurricane modeling, climate impacts on extreme wind events, reliability


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Tufts University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Tufts University