TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Dynamic loads on low-rise buildings (seismic and wind)
  • Dynamic response of light-frame buildings (seismic, wind, and vibration)
  • Full-scale static, cyclic, and dynamic testing of structural assemblies (walls, floors, and roofs)
  • Response of dowel connections
  • Numerical modeling of structural and material response to static and dynamic loading (finite element analysis and closed-form numerical modeling)

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1989 – Univeristy of British Columbia
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 1983 – University of Washington
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1974 – Montana State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2002 – Present, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2000 – 2002, Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1992 – Present, Adjunct-Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1995 – 2000, Associate Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1995 – 2000, Adjunct-Associate Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1989 – 1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1989 – 1995, Adjunct-Assistant Professor, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1982 – 1983, Research Scholar, Department of Concrete and Steel Structures, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1978 – 1980, Structural Engineer/Manager, Proctor and Gamble Paper Products Division, Green Bay, WI
  • 1977 – 1978, Structural/Project Engineer, Continental Pipeline Company, Huston, TX