Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Deborah Hempel-Medina

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Phone: (512) 471-3214
Office: CPE 3.104A

Educational Qualifications: 

BS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

MBA, Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, 2001

PGE Course Taught:

Engineering Communications (PGE 333T)


Develop the most relevant, informative engineering communications course that effectively addresses the needs of students, employers and faculty.

Awards & Honors:

UT PGE Teaching Award, 2014.

Cockrell School Faculty Appreciation Award for the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department, 2012-2013.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Dallas Section, Program Chair, Secretary and Director At Large (various years).

Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas (PECD), 2012 VP, 2011 Programs Chair, 2010 Arrangements Chair, 2009 Treasurer.

Speaker for industry organizations including SPE, PECD, Dutch Treat Wildcatters (DTW) and Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI) on various Outreach topics.

Speaker for non-industry organizations and schools to encourage students to consider petroleum engineering as a career.

SMU Associate Board – mentored MBA students on career development.