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UT Tyler Associate Dean Appointed to National Accrediting Board Committees

November 6, 2023

Dr. Torey Nalbone, associate dean of The University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering, has been named to two committees of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the college’s accrediting body.

He will serve a one-year term on the Governance Committee, which assists the ABET Board of Directors on governance matters related to ABET’s effectiveness and efficiency. Nalbone also will serve a three-year term on the ABET IDEA Council.

“Dr. Nalbone has provided invaluable service to the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET,” said Dr. Javier Kypuros, dean of the College of Engineering. “The college has benefited from his knowledge and insight, which have been instrumental in our successful ABET visits in recent years.”

A Distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Nalbone has extensive experience in OSHA compliance and forensic analysis. He previously chaired both the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. His research interests include indoor environmental quality, health protection engineering and the human health impacts from environmental exposures in industrial, commercial and residential exposure scenarios.

Nalbone joined the UT Tyler faculty in 1999. He most recently served as chair of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Management before being appointed associate dean last year. His teaching focuses on hydrology, environmental engineering, statics, leadership and professional ethics, air pollution controls and environmental management systems.

He holds a Master of Science in environmental science engineering from UT Dallas and a doctorate in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University.

Founded in 1932, ABET is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering and engineering technology. For more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students. Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.


Hannah Buchanan
Editor/Writer–Strategic Communications & Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

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