TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Structural mechanics
  • Numerical methods applied to linear, nonlinear, and dynamic structural analysis

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil (Structural) Engineering, 1988 – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Civil (Structural) Engineering, 1978 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • B.S., Civil (Structural) Engineering, 1977 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2007 – present, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2001 – 2002, Chair, Faculty Senate, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2001, Faculty Fellow, The Boeing Company
  • 1994 – 2007, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1994 – 1997, Affiliate Staff Scientist, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories
  • 1988 – 1994, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1983 – 1988, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1985 – 1986, Instructor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1980 – 1982, Researcher, Battelle Houston Operations
  • 1978 – 1980, Engineer, Marine Technology Development Department, Brown and Root, Inc.
  • 1977 – 1978, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

AWARDS

  • Outstanding Advisor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, 2003
  • Leon Luck Award (most effective faculty member in department), 1992