is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, where he teaches Earthquake Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Seepage and Earth Dams, and other courses in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Sharma is the author of the popular slope stability computer program, XSTABL which is used by many highway agencies and consultants. His research interests and publications for the last 20 years have been focused on earthquake engineering, slope stability, foundation engineering, groundwater seepage, and computer software design and development.