W. Samuel Easterling is the Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and Department Head in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He has been a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1987 and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. Dr. Easterling received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and his PhD in Structural Engineering from Iowa State University. A member of several professional organizations, Dr. Easterling is active within the AISC, AISI and SSRC. Easterling has also served as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers committees on Composite Construction and LRFD, as well as ASCE Standards Committees for composite slabs and beams with web openings. Dr. Easterling has been recognized for his work in the area of composite construction with the ASCE Walter L. Huber Prize in 1998, the ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award in 1996 and 2000 as a member of the Task Committee on Design Criteria for Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete, the 2002 AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award and the 2012 AISC Special Achievement Award. He was elected to the grade of Fellow in ASCE in 2006.
PhD, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2014