MAE Room 306


My research interests include pedagogical research focused on student reasoning, technical communication, and hands-on troubleshooting in a lab setting; systems engineering and the design process; reliability assessment and design, particularly using probabilistic methods; and prediction of material properties and/or structural system responses using statistical methods. I am a registered professional engineer with the state of Maine and have 20 years of combined active and reserve service as an officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps (Seabees). Before coming to U.Va., I was a military instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana.