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Civil Engineering
Chambers Technology Center 217
Gaby Roider
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Camilla Saviz

Professor and Chair


Phone: 209.946.3077
Website: Academic website

Office Location

Chambers 224


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

M.B.A., General Management, New York Institute of Technology

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University

Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), State of California

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Camilla Saviz is Professor and Chair of the Civil Engineering Department.  She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, an M.B.A. from the New York Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis in the area of hydrodynamic and water quality modeling.  She joined the University of the Pacific in 1999 and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.  Her teaching, research, and professional interests include water resources engineering, sustainable engineering, and engineering education.

Dr. Saviz started her teaching career as a Calculus 2 tutor for one of her Calc 2 classmates in junior college.  She couldn't believe that she got paid for doing something that was so much fun, which is also true of her job at Pacific.  Her interest in Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources led her along a wandering path that has included work as a Hydrologic Engineer, a Hydraulics Lab Teaching Assistant, a sea kayaking instructor, and a bar tender, among others.  Dr. Saviz has been active in service to the profession as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  She has had the privilege of learning from colleagues and serving on various ASCE committees, as a Region 9 Governor, an ABET Program Evaluator, and as a Mentor at the ExCEEd Teaching Workshop.  


Water Resources
Engineering fundamentals


Water resources
Engineering education


Estes, A., S. Ressler, C. Saviz, B. Barry, C. Considine, D. Coward, N. Dennis Jr., S. Hamilton, D. Hurwitz, T. Kunberger, T. Lenox, T. Nilsson, L. Nolen, J. O'Brien Jr., R. O'Neill, D. Saftner, K. Salyards, and R. Welch, "Celebrating 20 Years of the ExCEEd Teaching Workshop," 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Nilsson, T., D. Saftner, and C. Saviz, "Candy Land: Engaging Students in Class," 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.  (research also featured in ASEE Prism Magazine:  "Sweet Inspiration," Prism, October 2017)

Saviz, C., L. Lee, and G. Litton, "Where is Everybody?  Participation in Online Student Evaluation of Instruction Surveys," 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Khazaeli, M., and C. Saviz, "Service Learning in Engineering Management,"  Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Zone IV Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2015.

Saviz, C., and S. Shakerin, "Serious Fun: Using Toys to Demonstrate Fluid Mechanics Principles," The Physics Teacher, 52 (6), September 2014.

Saviz, C., A. Fernandez, and E. Basha, "Formal Service Learning Opportunities:  Engineering Internships in Social Entrepreneurship Organizations," International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 38-50, Spring 2012. 

Saviz, C., A. Fernandez, E. Basha, A Ellis*, K Hammarstrom*, F. Leon*, J. Hildebrand, and S. Ton.  "Engineering Internships in Social Entrepreneurship:  Developing Partnerships and Student Perspectives"  proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.