is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Dr. LaBoube has an extensive industry and academic background related to the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities have touched on many facets of cold-formed steel construction: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolted, welded and screwed connections. Dr. LaBoube has authored, or co-authored, numerous papers and reports describing his research findings. He is active in professional organizations and societies. He is a member of the Committee on Specifications for the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and a member of AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.