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Adjunct Faculty

Our adjunct faculty are practitioners with years of experience as professional engineers. They bring a unique and valuable perspective to our students' educational experience.

Meet Our Adjuncts

Asma Ali, PE

Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering

Asma Ali has more than 15 years of civil engineering experience and is highly skilled in complex traffic analysis and design projects for local roadways, highways, and interstates. She is a traffic analysis and safety lead at T3 Design Corporation based in Fairfax, Virginia.  She has a strong research background with publications in the area of traffic controls and multimodal analysis. She is currently a panel member of National Cooperative Highway Research Program. She has taught traffic engineering and Fundamentals of Engineering review courses at George Mason University as an adjunct faculty. She is also a member of Institute of Transportation Engineer, Women’s Transportation Seminar, and ASHE – Potomac Section.  Ali brings her industry and research experience for transportation engineering into the classroom.

S. Richard Benton, PE

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: srben@cox.net

Rich Benton is a consultant to the engineering and construction industry providing consultant services and training to owners, design professionals, and contractors; focusing on design-build and job order contracting best practices, acquisition strategy, proposal development, contracting for public works projects, and leadership development programs. Previously he held executive positions with the Pernix Group (formerly Telesource International, Inc.), and Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., following a full 23-year career with the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been teaching in the construction engineering curriculum in the department since 2008. His varied background and experience in the construction industry, coupled with extensive teaching experience allows him to bring practical knowledge into the curriculum.

Barbara de Boinville

Adjunct faculty, Writing

Email: barbaradeboinville@gmail.com

Barbara de Boinville is a writer and editor. As the senior editor in the book department of Congressional Quarterly, she edited textbooks and reference books on public policy and U.S. government. From 1985 to 2005, she was a freelance editor for Congressional Quarterly, the Brookings Institution, the Woodrow Wilson Center Press, the World Bank, and other publishers. She has been a writer for the National Center for Children and Families and the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Twice a year she edits Georgetown Law for the Georgetown University Law Center. She brings her wealth of writing and editing experience into the CEIE program in the writing intensive courses.

Burak Cesme

Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering

Email: bcesme@kittelson.com

Burak Cesme has more than eight years of experience in transportation engineering on a variety of projects. His experience includes traffic signal systems, microsimulation, operations of public transportation systems, and multimodal transportation. Cesme has spent the past four years in the mid-Atlantic region working as a transportation consultant on a variety of projects. He has a strong research background with several publications in different peer-reviewed journals in the areas of traffic signal systems and transit operations including Transportation Research Record and Transportation Part C: Emerging Technologies. In addition, he is a friend of the TRB Signal Systems Committee, TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee, and TRB Bicycle Committee.

Cesme earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He has a master’s and a doctoral degree in transportation engineering from Northeastern University and has been actively involved with Institute of Transportation Engineers for the past eight years. He is currently the chair of the Simulation and Capacity Analysis User Group (SimCap) for the Washington, D.C. Section of the ITE (WDCSITE) as well as the Washington Area Director for WDCSITE.

Cerasela Cristei, PhD, PE

Adjunct faculty, Transportation EngineeringHeadshot

Email: ccristei@gmu.edu

 Cerasela Cristei is a civil engineer with more than 20 years of experience in design and engineering ranging from residential subdivisions to Metro line extension projects. Her experience with both design-bid-build and design-build delivery methods allows her to provide keen insight to the process of coordination between agencies and consultants. Currently she is an operations manager at T3 Design Corporation in Fairfax, Virginia. Cristei is a member of the Civil Engineering Institute Board and serves on the Women’s Transportation Seminar-DC Chapter as a professional development chair.  She is also the vice president of ASHE – Potomac Section. She brings her insights and design experience in both land development and transportation engineering into the classroom.

Matthew J. Doyle, PE

Director, Engineers for International Development

Adjunct faculty, Water Resources Engineering

Email: mdoyle1@gmu.edu

Matthew J. Doyle is a senior project manager at the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County, Virginia, with more than 20 years of engineering experience in the private and public sectors. He is currently overseeing the construction of the Enhanced Nutrient Reduction Program for the Norman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant. Doyle has taught in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering since 2008, bringing his firsthand understanding of water treatment and distribution, waste water treatment and collection, fluid mechanics, open channel flow, and river hydraulics to the classroom. He illustrates theory with practical applications.  Doyle is a past winner of the Volgenau School of Engineering Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award.

Amr El-Sayed

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: aelsaye5@gmu.edu

Amr El-Sayed has 25 years of civil engineering teaching, research, design and construction experience in wide range of projects. He graduated from Virginia Tech University with a PhD in civil engineering in 2006 and has been a visiting assistant professor in Virginia Tech’s civil and environmental engineering department from 2006 to 2008 where he has been teaching water resources and CAD applications and doing research in the field of groundwater modeling. In 2012, he joined Lane Construction Corporation after working with Lane’s Joint Venture Company in Dubai (National Contracting & Transport Co.) for four years. El-Sayed exhibits proficiency in project management skills, including cost estimation/control, project scheduling, quality control, and highway geometric design.

John (Jay) Evans, PE, AICP

Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering

Email: jevans23@gmu.edu

John (Jay) Evans, PE, AICP, is the Vice President of Operations for RSG, a national consulting firm focused on shaping a successful future through the application of market research and analytics, including in the transportation space. He has more than 25 years of consulting experience, including work in the transportation and telecommunications industries, both within and outside the U.S. 

He provides leadership in both management and technical roles, including directing large project teams and coordinating work across multiple offices. He has contributed to projects involving all modes of transportation and at a variety of geographic levels: national, regional, state, and local. Evans was a lead author of the acclaimed Traveler Response Handbook (Transit Cooperative Research Program Report 95) series and is active in the Transportation Research Board and other professional associations.  He earned an MBA with honors from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell University.

Alex Faghri, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering

Email: afaghri@gmu.edu

Alex Faghri is a transportation professional with 17 years of progressive experience in the public and the private sectors specializing in supply demand congestion management.  He is integral to the traffic engineering and land development sections of the Virginia Department of Transportation. He’s responsible for detailed review of traffic impact studies, resolving issues concerning engineering soundness of design, and recommending measures to mitigate the impact of land development projects on the transportation network. 

Prior to VDOT, he led a diverse set of traffic engineering projects at Jacobs Engineering Group including coordination and quality control of all engineering, safety and operational analyses to improve traffic flow, and corridor management and signal timings. His academic and research expertise lies in travel behavior of transit-oriented developments where he developed discrete mode choice utility models to predict mode choice behavior of travelers. Faghri brings this extensive practice experience into the CEIE classroom teaching traffic engineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Soroush Fakhri Yazdi, PE

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: sfakhriy@gmu.edu

Soroush Fakhri Yazdi is a structural engineer at Louis Berger with particular expertise in bridge structure design and finite element analysis. Prior to joining Louis Berger, he held positions with WSP, Dewberry and SIA Engineering. He has designed, detailed and load rated superstructure and substructures in Virginia and Maryland. He is experienced with both design-bid-build and design-build delivery methods. He also has experience with many maintenance and rehab projects where measures such as corrosion mitigation techniques, concrete and steel repair or replacement, and joint elimination methods were used to elongate the life time of an existing bridge structure. Yazdi received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and infrastructure engineering from Mason.

Zeinab Farahmandfar

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: zfarahma@gmu.edu

Zeinab Farahmandfar received bachelor’s degree from power and water university of Tech and his master’s degree from K.N.Toosi University of Tech., Tehran, Iran in civil engineering. She received her PhD from Clemson University also in civil engineering. She is currently an adjunct professor of the department of civil and mechanical engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington. D.C. Farahmandfar’s research background encompasses the areas of quantification of multi-hazard resilience of critical infrastructures, sustainable and robust design of infrastructures, and optimal planning and operation of integrated critical infrastructure systems.

William Fry, PE

Adjunct faculty, Professional Practice

Email: wfry2@gmu.edu

William Fry retired from his 40-year engineering areer in 2012 as a senior manager at Accenture, a global IT and management consulting firm. In this role, he utilized his years of water resources engineering and management experience to consult to technical and policy programs of the federal government. In his career prior to Accenture, Fry served as vice-president at a national engineering firm, developing their federal portfolio; co-owned, led, and sold two engineering firms; created and directed the largest division of a privately owned architectural/engineering firm ranked in the top 60 in the U.S. Fry now divides his time between his teaching duties and serving as a financial representative for First Financial Group. He has served on Mason’s Civil Engineering Institute for 20 years and served as its chair in 2010 and 2011. He joined the department as a practitioner adjunct faculty member in 2012 teaching professional practice and management in engineering.

Mark Gabriel, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Environmental Engineering

Email: mgabrie@gmu.edu

Mark Gabriel is an environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience conducting natural systems research, namely watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry.  His area of expertise is applying experimental and modeling-based studies to evaluate the mobility of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and mercury under the influence of landscape and climate changes. He has authored more than thirty publications on the subject of pollutant transport and is an active reviewer of scientific journal manuscripts. During his career, Gabriel has participated in multiple areas of environmental investigation from socioeconomic issues concerning mercury and sulfur on the landscape to integrated modeling studies. From 2011 to 2014, he taught undergraduate level water resources at the University of Georgia and prior to that he was an instructor for environmental sampling techniques at Palm Beach State College. Currently, Gabriel focuses on resolving water quality and quantity issues across the U.S.-Canadian transboundary. His portfolio involves mid-western states and Canadian provinces. Prior to this, Gabriel was a postdoctoral research fellow at USEPA/ORD, and he was a lead scientist at the South Florida Water Management District.

Kevin Garrahan, PhD, PE

Adjunct Faculty: Environmental Engineering

Email: kgarraha@gmu.edu

Kevin Garrahan is an environmental engineer with 40 years experience with civil and environmental engineering projects. Garrahan was a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) hazardous waste cleanup program and has worked in or supported the EPA hazardous waste program for 37 years in many capacities including developing enforcement actions, conducting site investigations and health risk assessments, communicating risks to communities, training, and conducting research to assist responders during environmental emergencies. Garrahan served as the acting chair of EPA’s National Remedy Review Board and the Superfund Science Policy Branch. He is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University where he developed and taught one of the first courses in the country on hazardous waste management. He has also taught several courses on environmental engineering and environmental science at the George Washington University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the George Washington University, and a PhD from Mason in environmental science and public policy. He is also a lifetime member of the Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society.

Erol Güler, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Geotechnical Engineering

Email: fguler@gmu.edu

Erol Güler has more than 30 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering. He has combined his academic experience to perform research and conduct multi-faceted geotechnical designs. His areas of expertise include foundation design with emphasis on pile foundations, slope stabilization, soil improvement, reinforced soil structures, soil stabilization and soil dynamics. He has performed a large number of geotechnical investigations in various parts of Turkey for more environmental agencies as well as private contractors. Güler is a leading geotechnical engineer in Turkey with respect to his academic background, work experience and innovative practice in the field of geosynthetics. He has successfully implemented his research studies performed in England and the United States to practical problems in Turkey. He is particularly well known for his geosynthetic applications within the geotechnical engineering community

William Haight

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: TBD

William (Bill) H. Haight III, is senior vice president for economic and institutional development operations at Louis Berger, an international engineering professional services and consulting firm. Bill manages a portfolio of engineering consulting, architectural and engineering, construction management services, economic development, and capacity building projects and programs in developing and post-conflict nations for the U.S. government and other governmental bi-lateral development agencies. 

He currently manages several IDIQs with ongoing projects, including the USAID AE II IDIQ.  Recent assignments include chief of party for USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program, storm recovery manager for the World Trade Center, and program manager for USAID’s major infrastructure program in South Sudan.

Haught is a retired U.S. Army Engineer Officer who served previously as the Joint Staff J4 Engineer Division Chief, and Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers, with many operational assignments in Europe and the Middle East, as well as teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering at West Point as an assistant professor. He is the committee chair for Joint Engineering Contingency Operations in the Society of American Military Engineers, and volunteers as the lead American Society of Mechanical Engineers judge for the annual Fairfax County School District Science Fair. He is holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a master of arts in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Zachary Haber, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: zhaber@gmu.edu

Zachary Haber is the lead concrete bridge research engineer with Genex Systems at the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. He has more than eight years of experience related to research and development of innovative solutions for highway bridge structures. He was worked on research projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, Caltrans, the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering in Taiwan, and the building materials industry in Japan.

His research interests included prefabricated concrete bridge systems, advanced fiber reinforced polymer and cementitious composites, and behavior of concrete structures under seismic and extreme loads.

Haber also has previous experience as a bridge design engineer and adjunct professor. He is a member of American Concrete Institute Committees 408 Development and Splicing of Deformed Bars, 408-A0 Mechanical Reinforcing Bar Anchorages and Splices, 440 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement, and 341 Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges, and also serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of different peer-reviewed technical journals and conferences. Haber’s experience allows him to teach students about the current state of the practice regarding concrete materials and structures, but also emerging technologies.

William E. Kelly, PE

Adjunct Faculty, Sustainability

Email: w.kelly@asee.org

William Kelly is director of external affairs at the American Society for Engineering Education in Washington, DC. He is currently a member of the ASCE committee on sustainability and chairs its subcommittee on formal education. He has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Catholic University of America. He is a fellow of the ASCE and a licensed Professional Engineer in Rhode Island. His interests in sustainability, teaching and research span almost 20 years.

Sean Kennedy, PE

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: s.kennedy@beidc.com

Sean Kennedy is a principal at BEI Structural Engineers, Inc., in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 19 years of experience in the structural design of a wide range of commercial and private buildings. Kennedy is also a long-time member of the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue where he has been deployed as a structural specialist to assist with the rescue efforts as a result of disasters around the world, including to Japan in 2011, Haiti in 2010 and 2008; and Hurricane Katrina damage areas in 2005. He is currently the lead structures specialist for the team and is also an elected member of the structures sub-group for Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which dictates the qualifications and policies for all of the structural specialists on all 28 urban search rescue teams within the FEMA system. He joined the CEIE adjunct faculty in 2011, bringing the benefit of his extensive and varied design experience into his teaching of structural design.

Tarek H. Kewaisy, PhD, PE

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: tkewaisy@gmu.edu

Kewaisy works at Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers’ office in Washington, D.C. As an associate in charge of protective design, he leads engineering efforts focused on design for blast and impact effects and design for antiterrorism and force protection. His research interests include structural dynamics, earthquake and wind engineering, and blast impact effects. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in structural engineering consulting including structural and finite elements analysis, design of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete structures, design of steel structures, seismic design of buildings, and design of foundations. Kewaisy is an active member of the ASCE, AISC, ACI and is currently serving on the ACI-370 committee on “Blast and Impact Load Effects.” He is a Building Security Certified Professional (BSCP), certified to perform security and vulnerability assessments and is a Registered Continuing Education Provider, (RCEP), authorized to administer educational sessions and award education credits for practicing engineers.

David Laib, PE

Adjunct faculty, Project Management

Email: dlaib@gmu.edu

David Laib has more than 28 years of experience in the construction industry, beginning as a resident engineer with the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps., and then moving to the private sector. In his current position as senior vice president of operations for Balfour Beatty, Laib oversees project teams as a business unit leader, which includes establishing project goals, more overseeing the timeliness of deliverables, resolving difficult issues from a global perspective, providing comprehensive budget review, ensuring the constructability of design, and ensuring project objectives are met. Laib’s comprehensive project management experience gives him the background to lead students in our senior design capstone course.

Michael Loulakis, Esq.

Adjunct faculty, Construction Law

Email: mloulaki@gmu.edu

Michael Loulakis is nationally recognized for his expertise in design-build, and the Design-Build Institute of America recognized him with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.  Loulakis has played a leading role on some of the most visible and challenging design-build and public-private partnership (P3) projects in the U.S.  He is the founder of Capital Project Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing procurement, contracting, risk management and contract administration advice to those involved in the construction of both public and private sector projects.

Prior to forming Capital Project Strategies, Loulakis had a 28-year career with Wickwire Gavin, where he served as president and chairman. He served as a board member for eight years of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and had principal responsibility for drafting the DBIA Contracting Guide and DBIA’s standard form design-build contracts and subcontracts.  His leadership in the practice of law related to construction provides the basis for his teaching construction law in the department since 2011.

Tariq Makhdoom, PhD, P.Eng (Canada), CFM

Adjunct faculty, Water Resources Engineering

Tariq Makhdoom is a water resources engineer currently working with Atkins. Makhdoom’s expertise includes the areas of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood control, and floodplain management, irrigation and drainage and remote sensing. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Makhdoom has extensive experience with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Risk Management Program in Letters of Map Changes (LOMC) and levee accreditation reviews. He also has more than 30 years of international experience in the public and private sector. Makhdoom is currently serving as president of the Virginia Floodplain Management Association.

Joe Manous, PhD, PE

Adjunct faculty, Water Resources Engineering

Email: jmanous@gmu.edu

Dr. Joe Manous serves as Director of the Institute for Water Resources (IWR), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) a multi-disciplinary Field Operating Agency that supports USACE’s Civil Works (water resources) missions through water resources planning, policy and decision-support model development; hydraulic and hydrological engineering; dam and levee safety; and training and national/international interface with academia, professional societies, and non-government organizations.

This work is accomplished through IWR’s National Capital Region Office and six centers that include the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), Risk Management Center (RMC), Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support Center (NDC), Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center (WCSC), Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise (CPCX), and International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM). 

Dr. Manous is a civil and environmental engineer specializing in the areas of water resources engineering and environmental security issues associated with water. Previously he served as Academy Professor and Environmental Engineering Program Director at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught courses in environmental engineering, water resources, environmental security, engineering economics, and leadership.

Ehsan Minaie, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Email: eminaie@gmu.edu

Ehsan N. Minaie is a dynamic engineering practice leader with experience on highly visible, multi-faceted collaborative research and practice projects for state, federal, and international clients in the areas of infrastructure performance and management, risk and resilience, and innovative technology applications for infrastructure assessments.

He currently chairs the Transportation Research Board’s research subcommittee of the preservation and maintenance section and serves on multiple technical committees, including TRB standing committee on bridge management, SEI Bridge Management Committee, and ASCE’s Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). He is the recipient of ASCE’s 2015 Edmund Friedman Award for Professional Achievement and recognized as a Rising Star by Civil + Structural Engineer magazine (2014), Top 20 Under 40 by Engineering News-Record’s Mid-Atlantic States edition (2014), and as a Top TDM Professional Under 40 by Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association. He has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and a reviewer for ASCE’s technical journals.

Chandra S. Pathak, PhD, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE

Chandra S. Pathak has a distinguished career with more than 35 years of experience in wide ranging areas of water resources and environmental engineering that included surface and ground water hydrology and hydraulics, storm water management, GIS, and hydrology, and hydraulics computer models. He obtained a bachelor of technology in 1976, a master of engineering in water resources in 1978, and a doctorate in hydrologic engineering in 1983 from Oklahoma State University. Currently, he is a senior hydrologic and hydraulic engineer at the engineering and construction division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Prior to moving to D.C., he was a principal engineer at the South Florida Water Management District for 12 years. He was an adjunct professor at the Florida Atlantic University from 2000 to 2016.  Since 2006, he has been serving as an associate editor of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. He has numerous presentations, speeches, and technical papers to his credit in the areas of water resources and environmental engineering. In 2007, he was awarded Diplomate of Water Resources Engineering and Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Genelle McDonald

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: GMcDonald@balfourbeattyus.com

Genelle McDonald brings more than 20 years of experience in construction with special expertise in preconstruction services and field operations as chief estimator at Balfour Beatty.  McDonald manages estimates for large commercial projects at project inception, leads value engineering efforts, and keeps projects on budget, including attention to cost-effective LEED solutions. She is the founding chair of ABC Virginia’s Green Building Council, a committee designed to educate the building community and promote sustainable building practices. McDonald teaches the graduate-level cost estimating course, and teams with David Laib, also with Balfour Beatty, to co-teach the senior design capstone course, bringing her extensive experience in construction into the classroom for both graduate students and undergraduates.

Cody A. Pennetti, PE

Adjunct faculty, Site Civil Engineering


Cody Pennetti is a Professional Engineer with more than 10 years of experience working as a site/civil engineer on infrastructure design projects within the Washington metropolitan area. He currently works for Dewberry, a professional services firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. His experience ranges from traditional neighborhood land development to transit oriented development and major utility infrastructure projects. Pennetti is heavily focused on urban hydrology and storm water management planning and design. Additionally, he is actively involved in high technology research and development for 3-D building information modeling (BIM) within the civil infrastructure industry.

Chris Reseigh, PE

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: creseigh@gmu.edu

Chris Reseigh retired as the president and chief operating officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc. His career in engineering and project and construction management spans more than 45 years. He has been a corporate principal, project manager, technical director, and construction manager on mega programs and individual projects throughout the world including heavy civil, transportation, airports, buildings and underground facilities, such as Second Avenue Subway in New York City, Atlanta’s Transit System (MARTA) Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Washington, D.C. airports, and global telecommunication facilities. Reseigh remains active professionally and maintains his status as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Construction Management Association of America. He brings his long practice experience into CEIE’s construction management specialization.

Harold Rodriguez, PE

Adjunct faculty, Computer-Aided Design

Email: hrodrig4@gmu.edu

Harold Rodriguez, an alumnus of the department, is a senior civil engineer at a government agency. Rodriguez is responsible for the design and review of major government infrastructure projects. He specializes in projects involving storm water management, flood plain analysis, water distribution design and modeling, and sanitary sewer pump stations and force mains. His oversight of engineers and technicians gives him experience that translates well to computer-aided design teaching with civil engineering applications.

Siva Sangameswaran

Adjunct faculty, Water Resources Engineering

Email: TBD

Siva Sangameswaran has more than 12 years of experience in the water resources engineering field and currently serves as an engineering resources team lead in the resilience solutions group at Dewberry in Fairfax, Virginia. His focus areas of research and industry experience include resilience planning and development of mitigation solutions for communities vulnerable to climate change stressors such as sea level rise. His areas of expertise include the application of bioengineered, natural systems-based approaches and context sensitive solutions for resilience master planning, and implementation in complex urban, riverine, coastal, lacustrine and estuarine environments.

He was involved in the design of several reaches of levees, floodwalls and pump stations part of the post-Katrina Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System in the Greater New Orleans area. He has lead several stream, riparian buffer and corridor restoration projects, and the design of sustainable storm water management (LID BMP) strategies for multiple LEED certified sites across the nation.

Recently, he has been leading climate change impact assessment and mitigation planning projects for federal, state and local community clients. Siva is a Professional Engineer and a recipient of the Diplomate Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification.

Joseph Schroedel, PE

Adjunct faculty, Construction Engineering

Email: jschroe7@gmu.edu

Joseph Schroedel serves as a project manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. where he manages major infrastructure projects globally. Most recently, he managed the design build construction of an $18 billion power plant in South Africa and remains on the government board. Prior to his present responsibilities, he served for 34 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. Throughout his service, he was responsible for delivering multi-billion-dollar programs and projects worldwide, including establishing the Corps’ Gulf Region Division in Iraq to manage the $12 billion reconstruction of Iraq. He is a fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers. He brings his extensive construction management experience into our program.

Ehab Shatnawi, PE

Adjunct faculty, Geotechnical Engineering

Email: eshatnaw@gmu.edu

Shatnawi has more than 15 years engineering experience in Virginia, Washington D.C., Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio, with underground construction, including tunnels, temporary earth retention systems, secant drilled shaft walls, MSE walls, dams, blasting, liquefaction, seismic analysis and design, settlements, slope stability, piers, drilled shafts, helical piles, micro-piles, and piles. Shatnawi manages engineering aspects of projects involving geotechnical features. He has extensive experience in supervising junior and senior geotechnical engineers, developing proposals, directing geotechnical investigations, construction monitoring, and cost estimating. His experience involves performing detailed and comprehensive geotechnical modeling using finite element analysis software. He also had extensive knowledge and experience of project management, QA/QC, and construction management, and planning tools such as Microsoft Project.

Eric M. Teitelman, PE, F.ASCE

Adjunct faculty, Public Works Engineering

Email: eteitelm@gmu.edu

Eric M. Teitelman has more than 23 years of experience in executive public works management and civil engineering, providing visionary leadership, and specializing in progressive areas of transportation including multimodal design, transit-oriented development, integration of land-use and transportation planning, neo-traditional street design, sustainable growth, and urban redevelopment. He also has extensive experience in areas of public works policy, advancing new alternatives and paradigm changes for municipal governments, and helping to establish sustainable policies and standards that will accommodate future growth in a rapidly changing global environment. He brings his diverse public works experience to students, teaching undergraduate students in the senior design capstone program, and teaching on infrastructure management and finance in the graduate program.

Richard Thoesen, PE

Adjunct faculty, Civil Engineer

Email: rthoesen@gmu.edu

Richard Thoesen is a board certified environmental engineer and is the former director of utilities for the city of Fairfax, Virginia. He brings professional experience in both the private and public sectors to the classroom. His consulting engineering practice specialized in water and wastewater design and related construction services to include 10 treatment projects, 25 pumping stations and more than 250,000 feet of pipelines. Thoesen managed two branch offices in the private sector and was director of engineering for the Prince William County Service Authority and deputy general manager for Loudoun Water prior to his employment with the city of Fairfax. His community service includes 16 years in elected office for the town of Herndon and six years as an appointed official for Fairfax County. His experience in local government, engineering design, construction administration, and utility management, allows him to engage students with diversified expertise and professional judgment.

Tuonglinh Warren, PE

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineer

Email: tnguyenn@gmu.edu

Linh Warren is an experienced structural engineer with10 years of experience with Federal Highway Administration, performing design and evaluation of bridges. Warren uses both the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) bridge design specifications and AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation for design of new bridges and rehabilitation of existing bridges. Warren is an  experienced lead design engineer responsible for developing and reviewing of the type, size, and location, and plans, specifications, and estimates packages of high-profile and complex structural projects.

Chris Woods, PE

Adjunct faculty, Geotechnical Engineering

Email: cwoods11@gmu.edu

Chris Woods is vice president for the Virginia-based dynamic compaction specialty contractor, Densification, Inc. Prior to joining Densification, Woods spent more than 13 years as a geotechnical consultant practicing throughout the eastern seaboard of the United States, as well as southern Asia. His geotechnical consulting experience includes design of shallow and deep foundation systems, evaluation of earth slope stability, design of retaining walls, design of ground improvement programs, geotechnical instrumentation monitoring, and extensive construction more oversight. Woods joined the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering as a practitioner adjunct faculty member in 2015.

David Yang, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering

Email: cyang11@gmu.edu

C. Y. David Yang joined AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in October 2016 as its executive director where he oversees the day-to-day operations of this organization. Previously, he was the human factors team leader with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Safety Research and Development at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center.  Yang led a multi-disciplinary team researching the relationship between roadway and other transportation infrastructure on driver behavior and performance for the purpose of making improvements to travel safety. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications on transportation safety, operations, planning, and intelligent transportation systems. He chairs the Transportation Research Board’s user performance section (AND00) and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology.

Yang has also worked in private consulting firms and as a research engineer at U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. He brings both his private sector experience and his applied transportation research into CEIE transportation engineering course offerings.

Mohamed Younis, P.E.

Adjunct faculty, Geotechnical Engineering

Email: myounis2@gmu.edu

Mohamed Younis is a principal with Subsurface & Tunnel Engineering LLC., an engineering consultancy specializing in planning, design, and construction management for heavy civil underground projects. Younis oversees high-profile underground projects in North America and abroad. He has more than 25 years of professional technical experience in geotechnical and structural engineering related to the design and construction of underground structures. He has successfully led multi-discipline design teams for large infrastructure projects in the North America, South America, Australia, India, and the Middle East.

His experience includes planning, design, commissioning, maintaining, and decommissioning of underground projects using design-bid-build and design-build contract delivery methods. He joined the department adjunct faculty teaching at the graduate level in 2015, sharing his expertise in underground construction.

JQ Yuan, PhD, PE

Adjunct faculty: Structural engineering

Email: jyuan3@gmu.edu

Jiqiu Yuan is a project manager at the National Institute of Building Sciences. The Institute is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor, and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. Yuan supports activities of both the Building Seismic Safety Council and Multi-hazard Mitigation Council at the Institute. Formerly a research engineer for Professional Service Industries, Inc. at the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, Yuan has a strong background in materials engineering, structural analysis, structural design, seismic engineering and sustainability engineering.  Yuan joined the CEIE adjunct faculty in 2013, teaching reinforced concrete design and prestressed concrete design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ahmet Zeytinci, PhD, P.E., F-NSPE, F-ASCE

Adjunct faculty, Ahmet Zeytinci FE/PE

Email: azeytinc@gmu.edu

Ahmet Zeytinci is an award-winning professor, licensed professional engineer, and author. Since joining academia, Zeytinci, or Z as he is known by his students and colleagues, specializes in structures, vibrations of plates, and computational applied mechanics.

Zeytinci has produced award-winning designs, is prolific in professional service, and his pedagogical style allows free exchange with students and promotes learning. He is the recipient of numerous local, regional, and national awards, including the 2015 Excellence in Engineering Education from the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Campus Representative from the American Society for Engineering Education’s Mid-Atlantic Section, the 2016 M.H. Parker Distinguished Educator’s Award and the Centennial Engineer of the Month award from ASCE’s National Capital Section. He has been regularly writing technical articles for the ASCE National Capital Section’s monthly newsletter since 2014. His column is titled “Z’s Corner.” In addition, he has been offering pro bono Saturday classes for students and practicing engineers preparing for the FE/PE exams for the last 20 years.

Kevin Zmetra, PhD, PE

Adjunct faculty, Structural Engineering

Zmetra is a senior research engineer with Rao Research and Consulting, LLC at the Federal Highway Administration’s Structures Laboratory in the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. He has more than seven years of experience in research related to highway infrastructure. He has worked on multiple projects related to the use of ultra-high performance concrete to rehabilitate corrosion damage in steel bridge girders and as a part of prefabricated bridge elements, and accelerated bridge construction including the use of concrete filled fiber reinforced polymer tubes as a substructure and investigating the fracture properties of high performance steels for use in prefabricated cold bent modular composite sections.  His areas of interest include the implementation of novel materials in highway infrastructure to provide more resilient and longer lasting solutions to the areas of bridge rehabilitation and construction, finite element modeling including blast detonation and wave propagation, and largescale experimentation. He has been published by multiple peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and acts as a reviewer for a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Bridge Engineering.

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