spent the last thirty years in academe as a Professor and university
administrator. After an extended tour in Vietnam,
I separated from the military in Germany
and studied at the Technical
I returned to the U.
and finished my Doctorate in Civil Engineering in 1973. Since then I have
had “tours of duty” at Georgia Tech, at the U.
where we lived in Bethesda
for two years, and my last duty station – Purdue.
and I have traveled extensively and I’ve been fortunate enough to hold
appointments as a visiting professor at the U.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich,
and the U.
Maria is from Bad Kissingen, Germany,
and we travel to Germany
each summer. My language facility in German has led to a large
number of academic contacts in the German speaking countries as well as
Finland, Sweden, Spain, Romania, Hungary,
at Purdue, I served as Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and
Management for over 18 years and an interim year as Head of the School of Civil
Engineering. One perk associated with Purdue’s Rose Bowl appearance
(2001) was a ride down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year’s Eve in the
Boilermaker Special (Purdue’s mascot locomotive).
My future is “a cloudless sky” now that I am
retired from Purdue. We have moved to Northern Kentucky where I grew up and attended High School. Our
"new Kentucky home " is located at
2490 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY - on the golf course and about 10 minutes from
the Greater Cincinnati airport. If you are in the Cincinnati area, please give us a call. Since our son and
family are in Billings, Montana - we
will be traveling back forth between the Midwest, Big Sky Country, and Germany.