of Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 35 years of experience since his BSCE from Brigham Young University in 1985. He holds SM and ScD degrees in Geotechnical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an expert in soil behavior and soil/structure interaction modeling. He was a research civil engineer for the Chevron Oil Field Research Company and a professor of civil engineering at Tulane University, Texas A&M University, and Michigan State University before launching his consulting career. He has a broad range of consulting experience in geotechnical engineering including soft ground behavior, slope stability, karst engineering, and dam engineering.