Walter E. Haisler, Jr., Ph.D. '67

Haisler WebFor over 41 years, Dr. Walter Haisler has been an outstanding and dedicated teacher, an internationally recognized researcher, and a willing provider of meritorious service to the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, and to the aerospace community. Dr. Haisler received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1967, 1968 and 1970, respectively, and joined the faculty in September 1970.

Dr. Haisler is recognized by current and former students and faculty alike as an outstanding teacher and as one who considers teaching and education as the most important function of faculty at the university. He has earned a number of faculty and teaching awards including two student awards, four college awards and the university-level Texas A&M University Former Students Award for Excellence in Teaching. At the national level he has received the AIAA/ASEE Atwood Aerospace Engineering Education Award.

Haisler’s research is internationally recognized and he has over 100 publications and technical reports and 40+ conference presentations. He has mentored approximately 25 masters and ten Ph.D. graduates, and has served on numerous graduate student committees both within and outside of the department. He has also served on several NASA and DOD peer review committees and as a consultant to industry in his research areas.

In recognition of his contributions and service, Dr. Haisler was awarded The Charles W. Crawford Service Award in 2001, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award in 2004, and the Charles W. Crawford Service Award again in 2007. He was named an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1987, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1985 and a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society in 1986. He was selected as a TEES Research Fellow for 1982-83, 1983-1984 and then as Senior TEES Research Fellow in 1984. In addition, he was the Halliburton Professor of Aerospace Engineering for 1984-85.