Steven M. Cramer, Ph.D., P.E., is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., with responsibility for undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and related activities in the College of Engineering. He also holds the post of director of the Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory at the university.
Cramer, who served as chairman of ASTM Committee D07 on Wood from 2006 to 2010, has been an ASTM International member since 1986. He was honored with the 2011 L.J. Markwardt Award for his contributions to D07 standards activities and for his service as D07 chairman.
Author of more than 115 technical publications, Cramer conducts research related to structural materials testing and behavior, lumber strength and grading, metal-plate connected wood truss design, performance of structures subject to fire and concrete durability. He also holds three patents.
In 2008, Cramer was awarded the Tau Beta Pi McDonald Mentor Award, and he received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin in 2002. He has also earned a number of local teaching awards. In addition to his 28 years of undergraduate teaching, he has supervised more than 75 graduate students in their thesis work.
Cramer is active in the work of numerous professional organizations, including the American Concrete Institute, the American Lumber Standard Committee, the American National Standards Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineering Institute, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Wood Council’s Wood Design Standards Committee, the Forest Products Society, the Society of Wood Science and Technology, the Truss Plate Institute and the Structural Building Components Association.
Cramer holds a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.