Dave Peterson

Credentials: MS, MBA

Position title: Department Administrator, Program Director

A Wisconsin native, Dave received his B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison. After working for a multi-disciplinary design and construction company in Chicago he returned to Madison and received his M.B.A.

He then started working for Interdisciplinary Professional Programs marketing over 400 continuing education professional development courses per year to engineering and other technical professionals. He also managed the budget, accounting, and financial reporting functions. He has devoted over 30 years to professional development and the Wisconsin Idea, teaching and training engineering and technical professionals in Wisconsin and beyond the borders of the state and country.

He is the Program Director for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Railroad Engineering and Operations Program. The program consists of 12 courses conducted annually on topics ranging from introduction to railroad engineering and operations to signaling, bridges, crossings, and traction power. He is also the Department Administrator for Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the College of Engineering.