Geotechnical engineering educator with over 25 years of experience in analysis, design, and construction of foundations including teaching, research, and consulting.
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Doctor of Philosophy, Geotechnical Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Head, Civil & Urban Engineering Department
From: July 2013 to present
From: March 2011 to present
Speaker of the Faculty
Principal faculty representative to the institute administration. Chaired and presided over faculty senate meetings. Lead the faculty executive committee (FEC) and its sub committees, which are concerned with education and student life. Played key leadership role in changing the status of Polytechnic Institute from being an affiliate of New York University to becoming its College of Engineering. Oversaw rewriting, balloting, and adoption of revised NYU Poly faculty governance documents to de-conflict them and similar documents at NYU.
From: October 2011 to August 2013
Associate Professor, Graduate Adviser
From: June 2001 to March 2011
Chair, Polytechnic University Enrollment Management Council
Oversaw graduate and undergraduate admissions and retention. Streamlined enrollment work flow, and established accurate predictive models for enrollment. Drafted the university Enrollment Management Plan. Reported to university president, and assisted him in enrollment management. Developed strategies for enrollment growth, and reversed declining enrolment trend. Chaired Enrollment Management Council consisting of Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Director of the Graduate Center, Dean of Engineering, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of University Relations, and the Director of Financial Aid.
From: March 2003 to August 2005
From: September 1995 to June 2001
Posted April 13th, 2016
Posted January 22nd, 2016
1988 Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, through U.S. National Science Foundation, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems (Grant No: CMS 9733064). This is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Only one award is given in the field of geomechanics each year.
Featured USA Science & Engineering Expo on the National Mall, October 2010 AMPS Project was selected by NSF as one of 15 featured projects (out of approximately 30,000 currently funded projects) to be part of the NSF exhibit at the Expo on the National Mall, as part of the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival, October 23-24, 2010. An estimated 250,000 visitors viewed the Festival.
Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Metropolitan District, 2000
Distinguished Teacher Award ($10,000 prize), Polytechnic University, 2002
Jacobs Excellence in Education Award ($10,000 prize), Polytechnic University, 2006
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Featured, US News & World Report 2001 Guide to Best Graduate Schools
2011 Outstanding Project Award for Efforts in Sustainability and Media, NSF GK-12 Program (AMPS Project)
Finalist, 1990 General Dynamics Outstanding Teaching Assistant-Assistant Instructor, The University of Texas at Austin
Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Selected Affiliations Only