The department is very pleased to have the assistance of an experienced faculty member with us this year to help with our water resources course work. Dave Devine is a visiting instructor for the 2012-13 academic year teaching courses in water resources, hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics. He has been a university faculty member for over 10 years at various universities including the Purdue-Fort Wayne campus, Trine University, University of Notre Dame, and Old Dominion University. Furthermore, he has several years of engineering experience including work with consulting firms, INDOT, and the US Peace Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and also a graduate of Purdue University with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Dave is also currently enrolled in a PhD program at Purdue with emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management in the School of Civil Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer and also a Land Surveyor, maintaining both licenses in Indiana.
Jeremy Chapman is now entering his second quarter as a tenure-track Assistant Professor here in the department. Jeremy is a 2000 BSCE graduate of Marquette University. He earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign in 2001, with an emphasis in transportation systems. Before returning to earn his J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, he spent 4 years as a consulting engineer in Phoenix, AZ; Madison, WI; and Wausau, WI. For his Ph.D. research, Jeremy performed the first real-time analysis and modeling of vehicle driver interactions with bicyclists on rural roads. Immediately before joining us, he served as an associate researcher for the University of Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory. Here at Rose-Hulman, his course load includes classes in surveying, transportation engineering (including traffic and geometric design), and engineering economics.
Kyle Kershaw joined the Civil Engineering department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this fall. Kyle earned his BSCE from University of Missouri-Rolla and his MSCE from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before returning to academics for his Ph.D. work, Kyle worked for seven years as a geotechnical engineer for Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, where he is a registered professional engineer. He returned to his baccalaureate institute in Rolla for his PhD under a different institute name - Missouri University of Science and Technology. Kyle is a geotechnical engineer with expertise in soil-structure interaction, slope stabilization, earth retention, and foundation design and analysis. His course load at Rose-Hulman will include courses in soil mechanics, foundations, construction materials, and construction estimating. Kyle and his wife Valeri have a 3 year old boy, Ethan, and a 1 month old little girl, Aspen.