The 2012-13 Cross USA Lecturer is John T. Christian, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE.
Dr. Christian delivered the Terzaghi Lecture in 2003 and is the current Chairman of the Civil Engineering Section of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and now serves as its Ombudsman. He is a pioneer in the use of computer methods and co-authored the first general, user-friendly computer program for analysis of slope stability with circular and non-circular failure surfaces. His distinguished career includes chairing the NAE's review of Boston's "Big Dig" project, service on NAE committees on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Projects and the Louisiana Coastal Restoration Project, probabilistic studies of the stability of an earth dam and of the seismic behavior of mine waste slopes, and numerous publications. He is the 1996 winner of the ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.
Dr. Christian's curriculum vitae is available for download here.