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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility values others above yourselves.

Philippians 2:3

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Low, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3963

  • Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome from Civil Engineering Chair Dr. Darryl Low

Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering Dr. Darryl Low introduces Civil Engineering at LETU, The Christian Polytechnic University.

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2010
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2006
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2006

University Faculty since 2012




LeTourneau University

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering



Jacksonville College

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Water treatment in developing countries
  • H2S measurement and treatment in oil and gas applications

Current Courses Taught

  • CVGR 2113 – Introduction to Surveying
  • CVGR 3133 – Principles of Hydraulic Engineering
  • CVGR 3204 – Hydraulic Engineering Design
  • CVGR 3403 – Environmental Engineering
  • CVGR 4504 – Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • CVGR 4614 – Hydrology
  • CVGR 4953 – Special Topics: Geographic Information Systems
  • ENGR 4813/4823 – Senior Design
  • LETU 1101 – Cornerstones

Advising and Sponsoring

  • Lazy River – Undergraduate research modeling hydraulic conditions within large scale recreational lazy rivers to decrease operating costs
  • Sulfide Contaminant Solutions – Undergraduate research looking at developing aqueous H2S treatment for incorporation into H2S treatment system
  • Water Environment Federation/American Water Works Association Student Chapter Advisor


My favorite thing about civil and environmental engineering is seemingly a contradiction, that every project is completely technical and yet completely personal – that the simple purpose of the most complicated design is to improve the quality of life for other people.  We see and benefit from the impact of civil and environmental engineers all around us, though it often goes unnoticed.  Whether it is providing clean water to drink, safe structures in which to live and work, drainage systems to remove water after the storm, or protection of the environment for future generations, we make the world a better place for the people around us.


I have had the privilege of teaching at LeTourneau since the first class of civil engineers graduates.  And while I love teaching in the classroom, I most enjoy being in the lab with my students building, testing, and being present for the “lightbulb moments,” moments when the theoretical concepts become realized. 


I enjoy spending time with my wife, as we constantly attempt to outdo one another with horribly corny jokes, and my young children, who still think the jokes are funny.  I also serve in our local church as a deacon and with the children’s ministry.