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My Experience

  • Political
    • 2008-present; Easton City Council
    • Member-Home Rule Charter Study Commission (Easton)
    • Member-Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority
  • Educational
    • 33 years Faculty-Department of Civil and Environmental¬† Engineering; Lafayette College
    • Ph.D.-Engineering Science/Civil Engineering; Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
    • Master of Science/Civil Engineering, Clarkson University
    • Bachelor of Science/Civil Engineering; Clarkson University
    • Fulbright Scholar; Kampala, Uganda, Africa
    • Summer Research Fellowship; Naval Research Lab
    • Summer Research Fellowship; Department of Energy
  • Professional
    • Licensed Professional Engineer; Pennsylvania
    • Qualified expert-Hydraulics and Hydrology (federal court Eastern and Western districts of Pennsylvania)
    • Investigated flooding events; over 30 states and internationally
    • ¬†Engineer of the Year Award;Lehigh Valley Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Volunteer
    • Earthquake Relief work; Haiti
    • Hurricane Katrina Relief; Mississippi
    • Property Committee Chair; Lutheran Church Easton
    • Alternative School Break, Honduras; Lafayette College
    • Youth coach-baseball, basketball and soccer; PA
  • Veteran United States Air Force (1972 – 1976)