C.C. Wiley joined the teaching staff of the Civil Engineering Department
of the University of Illinois in 1906 after spending two years doing
railroad design work with private consultants. He remained with the University 46 years until his retirement in
1952. After his retirement he became Professor Emeritus there. During his lifetime he was the author of at least two principal
books on highway engineering and surveying and was a prolific writer in
highway and traffic matters.
Wiley obtained his B.S.C.E. and Civil Engineering Degrees from the
University of Illinois and had the honor of having the C.C. Wiley
Traveling Award given in his honor.
A senior student at the University of Illinois receives this
award which provides a stipend for months of observation and study of
highway engineering in various states.
He was a member of ISPE, SAME, ASEE, ARBA, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta
Pi, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Phi Delta.