Experience

Administrative Accomplishments

  • Merged UNLV Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Construction Management program
  • Combined CEE and CM Advisory Boards
  • Research program growth from $1.2M in 2011 to $3.7M in 2014
  • PhD enrollment growth from 21 in 2011 to 42 in 2014
  • Freshman enrollment growth over 20% in 2014
  • Established a positive faculty climate
  • Constructed new Materials Engineering Research Lab
  • Established School Champions program with over 20 volunteers working in local schools
  • Region 8 representative (elected), ASCE Department Head Coordinating Council
  • Full ACCE Accreditation of Construction Management program in 2014.


Employment History

  • 8/11 - present
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Chair/Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction
    Director, Nevada University Transportation Center
  • 1/07 – 7/11
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Director, Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering
    Mary Girard Professor , Department of Civil Engineering
  • 9/94 – 12/06
    University of Utah
    Assistant/Associate/Professor, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 8/02 – 8/03HR
    Wallingford, Ltd. (Wallingford, UK)
    Research Associate (sabbatical)
  • 8/91 to 8/94
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
    Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
  • 8/87 to 8/91
    USAE Waterways Experiment Station
    Research Civil Engineer, Environmental Laboratory
  • 8/86 to 8/87
    Colorado State University
    Full-time Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil Engineering
  • 1/82 to 8/86
    USAE Waterways Experiment Station
    Civil Engineer, Environmental Laboratory
  • 1/78 to 12/81
    USAE Waterways Experiment Station
    Cooperative Education Student/Engineering Intern, Environmental Lab