Richard O. Mines, Jr. is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Graduate Programs at the Mercer University School of Engineering in Macon, GA. He holds civil engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute (BS), University of Virginia (ME), and Virginia Tech (PhD).
He has over 7 years of experience with Hodges, Harbin, Newberry, & Tribble; CH2M Hill; BLACK & VEATCH; and William Matotan & Associates; and over 26 years of experience in academia at VMI, University of South Florida (USF), and Mercer University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in FL, NM, and VA. Dr. Mines has authored/co-authored over 100 technical and educational papers and is the senior author of Introduction to Environmental Engineering (Prentice-Hall). His research topics include oxygen transfer, biological nutrient removal systems, and engineering education.
Dr. Mines is a Fellow in ASCE (2007) and EWRI (2013) and he has been a member of the following societies: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). ASEE awards include: 2011 Tony Tilmans Section Service Award; 2002-03 and 2003-04 Outstanding Zone II Campus Rep Award; and 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02 SE Section Outstanding Campus Rep Award. He is a member of Chi Epsilon and the Order of the Engineer.
He was a Mercer on Mission Fellow to Malawi, Africa (2010), Baylor University Faith in Vocations Fellow (2002), and 2001 National Teaching Effectiveness Institute Fellow. At USF, Dr. Mines was the ASCE Student Chapter Professor of the Year in 1994-95 and 1996-97and received Teaching Incentive Program Awards in 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1997-98. He received the Florida Water and Environment Association Service Award (1998) and was a Faculty Research Program Fellow at Eglin Air Force Base, Ft. Walton Beach, FL (1997). Dr. Mines was inducted into the Bath County Virginia Athletic Hall of Fame in January 2007.
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Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, F. EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013