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Smith, Ronald E.


Ronald E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE

Technical Region Director

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  • B.S. Civil Engineering, N.C. State University, 1961
  • M.S. Civil/Geotechnical Engineering, N.C. State University, 1964
  • Ph.D. Civil/ Geotechnical Engineering, N.C. State University, 1968

Work Experience 

  • 1966-1970 Civil Engineering Department, University of Florida -- Assistant Professor
  • 1970-1998 Woodward-Clyde Group -- Sr. Vice President, Board of Directors, Director of Professional Development Institute
  • 1988-2001 Geotechnical Consultant
  • 2000-2008 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Instructor (part-time)
  • 2001-2007 Kleinfelder, Inc. -- Chief Technical Officer, CTO Emeritus, Executive Committee
  • 2007-2008 Geotechnical Consultant

ASCE Involvement 

  • University of Florida -- ASCE Student Chapter Advisor
  • National Capital Section Geotechnical Group -- Chairman of Executive Committee
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology Committee
  • Task Force to Establish the Geo-Institute
  • Geo-Institute -- President
  • Post-Katrina Critical Infrastructure Guidance Task Force
  • 2008 OCEA Jury

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Presbyterian Church -- Elder, Chair of Christian Education, and Teacher
  • Community Association President
  • Boy Scouts of America -- Adult Leader
  • Parent-Teacher Association -- President
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Las Vegas -- Hospital Lunch Program, Camp Counselor, and Fund-Raising Events
  • Association of Engineering Geologist -- Tunneling Committee Chairman
  • ASFE -- Board of Directors, Council of Fellows, Practice Education Committee