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Caldwell, Kathy J.

 

Kathy J. Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE

Past-President

Kathy J. Caldwell 

Education 

  • Bachelor of Science with High Honors, major in structural engineering, minor in construction engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1985

Work Experience 

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, April 2009 to present
  • President, Caldwell Cook & Associates, May 2008 to present
  • President, JEA Construction Engineering Services, Inc. (subsidiary of Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.), July 1999 to May 2008
  • Vice President, Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., January 1994 to May 2008
  • Design Engineer /Project Manager/Assistant Division Manager/Division Manager, Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., October 1989 to July 2000
  • Structural and Civil Engineer, Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Inc., Austin, Texas, October 1986 to October 1989
  • Structural Designer, Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc., Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 1985 to July 1986
  • Engineering Technician, Gilbert Associates, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, November 1981 to September 1982
  • Designer, United Engineers & Constructors, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, January 1980 to November 1981
  • Drafter/Designer, Dow Chemical Company, Knoxville, Tennessee and Houston, Texas, October 1975 to December 1979

ASCE Involvement 

  • Member, 1984 to present
  • Executive Committee, 2008
  • Board of Direction, 2005 - 2008
  • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Chair, 2008
    • Member, 2008 and 2009
     
  • Region 5 Board of Governors
    • Chair, 2008
    • Member, 2006 to 2008
     
  • Member, Paraprofessional Task Committee, 2009
  • Corresponding Member, Geographic Units Committee, September 2008 to present
  • Member, Educational Activities Committee, 2006 to 2008
  • Member, Policy Review Committee, 2007
  • Officer Liaison, Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Member, Construction Institute
  • Member, Structural Engineering Institute 
  • Committee on Student Activities
    • Chair, 1997
    • Member, 1995 to 1999
     
  • President, Florida Section, 2000
  • President, Gainesville Branch, 1994
  • President, University of Tennessee Student Chapter, 1985
  • Practioner Advisor, University of Florida, 1989 to present
  • Chair, Science Fair Committee, Florida Section, 1991 - 1994
  • Chair, Student Activities Committee, Florida Section, 2002 to 2004
  • Member, Local Planning Committee, 2010 Structures Congress, August 2008 to present
  • Multiple Task Committees including:
    • Florida/South Florida Section Consolidation Committee, Chair
    • Region 5 Transition Committee, Chair
    • Task Committee on Election Procedures
     

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Member, Engineers Without Borders
  • Member, Transportation Committee, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Member, CEI Sub-Committee, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Member, Florida Engineering Society
  • Treasurer, Clear Lake Homeowners Association
  • University of Florida Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering External Advisory Panel
  • Assistant Study Team Member, Post-Disaster Study regarding Hurricane Hugo, National Academy of Science, Committee on Natural Disasters, 1989
  • Participant in multi-media program to advance licensure, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), reference: www.engineeringlicense.com/careers/kat.php  
  • Member, Chi Epsilon
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi

Awards 

  • ASCE Florida Section President’s Award, 2006 and 2008
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2005
  • Engineer of the Year, ASCE Florida Section, 1996
  • Engineer of the Year, ASCE Gainesville Branch, 1995
  • Outstanding Committee Chair of the Year, ASCE Florida Section, 1994
  • Nominee, ASCE Extraordinary Women Engineers Project

Personal 

  • Mother is a civil engineer
  • Married to Ronald A. Cook, PhD, P.E., M. ASCE, Byron D. Spangler Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Florida
  • Avid international and domestic traveler