Civil and Architectural Engineering
Ph.D. Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, expected Spring 2013
M.S. Mathematics, Tennessee State University, 2006
M.S. Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 1985
B.S. Civil Engineering. Tennessee Tech University, 1984
Expertise and Classes Taught
Performance-Based Design of Structures
CVEN 5750 Stability and Vibrations
CVEN 5800 Advanced Steel Design
CVEN 5820 Principles of Design
ENGR 5150 Numerical Methods
Office: 108G Torrence Hall
Bridge Engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation, 2001 - present
Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, Tennessee State University 2007- present.
Structural Engineer, self-employed, 1997-2001
Structural Engineer, Lockheed-Martin Energy Systems, 1988-1997
Design of structural steel welded plate girder and prestressed concrete bridges
Design of drilled shaft foundation systems in deep water applications
Author of State Seismic Design Policy
Pushover Analysis of Bridge Structures
Professional Registration and memberships
Registered Professional Engineer, Tennessee
Research Panel Membership
NCHRP 20-05, Topic 42-03, "Practice and Procedures for Site-Specific Evaluation of Earthquake Ground Motions"
NCHRP 12-59(01), "Seismic Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil (GRS) Bridge Abutments with Modular Block Facing"
NCHRP 12-66, "AASHTO LRFD Specifications for Serviceability in the Design of Bridge Foundations"
NCHRP 20-7 (task 262-M2), Project Working Group, "Seismic Isolation Design Examples of Highway Bridges"