has experience in design and construction projects including transportation facilities, navigation structures, flood protection, and institutional buildings, and has served as Inspector, Project Engineer, Assistant Resident Engineer, Project Manager, Deputy District Engineer, and Contracting Officer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He was Professor and Program Coordinator for the Construction Management Program at Eastern Kentucky University and was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He taught project organization and supervision, scheduling and cost control, construction contracts, quantity and cost estimating, engineering economy, construction structural design, soils and foundations, and statics and strength of materials. He has a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. in civil engineering from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.