People

Kathleen Smits

Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Solomon Professor for Global Development
Senior Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

Professional Website

ksmits@smu.edu

John H. Easton

Senior Lecturer
Assistant Chair

easton@lyle.smu.edu

Khaled Abdelghany

Professor
Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity
Member, Transportation Research Board Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing

khaled@lyle.smu.edu

Paul Krueger

Dean ad Interim, Lyle School of Engineering
ME Department Chair and Professor (Courtesy Appointment)

pkrueger@lyle.smu.edu

Zhong Lu

Zhong Lu

Professor
Shuler-Foscue Chair
(Courtesy Appointment)

zhonglu@smu.edu

Nicos Makris

Nicos Makris, P.E.

Addy Family Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering

nmakris@mail.smu.edu

Barbara Minsker, P.E.


Bobby B. Lyle Professor of Leadership and Global Entrepreneurship
Senior Fellow in the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

minsker@smu.edu

Brett Story

Associate Professor

bstory@lyle.smu.edu

Halit Üster

Professor
(Courtesy Appointment)

uster@smu.edu

David Willis

David Willis

Associate Professor
(Courtesy Appointment)

dwillis@lyle.smu.edu

Jessie Marshall Zarazaga

Clinical Associate Professor
Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

jzarazaga@smu.edu

Yasser Abdelhamid, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering – Southern Methodist University
Manager of Forensic Engineering – Bryant Consultants, Inc.

Eva Csaky
M.S. Finance – George Washington University
Ph.D. Public Policy – Duke University
Executive Director – Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

Samir Bougacha, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering – University of Texas at Austin
Lead Engineer – Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.

Mark Boyd, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering – Southern Methodist University
Principal Engineer – LCA Environmental, Inc.

Robert M. Casagrande
M.S., Facilities Management – Southern Methodist University
MBA – Southern Methodist University
Director, Plant Operations and Facility Management – Southern Methodist University (Retired) 

Jennifer Cottingham, P.E.
MBA, University of Dallas
Senior Consultant – LJA Engineering

Weiping Dai, P.E., CM
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University
Manager, BREEZE – Trinity Consultants

Betsy del Monte, A.I.A., LEED, AP

Master of Architecture, Rice University
CEO – The Return on Investment Project

Roger O. Dickey, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering – Southern Methodist University
Adjunct Professor – Southern Methodist University

John N. Furlong, P.E., D.WRE
M.S., Civil Engineering  – University of Texas at Arlington
Jacobs Engineering, Inc., Water Lead - NTOA (retired)

Sina Iman, P.E., PTOE
M.S., Civil Engineering – Southern Methodist University
Transportation/Traffic Engineer, CH2M

Qiguo Jing, P.E.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering – U. of California Riverside
Managing Scientific Software Specialist and
Consultant with Trinity Consultants

S. Nazanin Kardi, REP.
Ph.D., Bioscience – University of Technology Malaysia
Editorial Team (OA Journal - Environments)

Patrick Kennedy
BLA, Landscape Architecture – Pennsylvania State University
Urban Design and Planning – Space Between Design Studio

Lori Delacruz Lewis
B.A., Communications – University of Texas at Arlington
MA, Sustainability Studies – Southern Methodist University
Assistant Director of Sustainability Education – Dallas College

Mehedy Mashnad, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering/Structures – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Senior Structural Engineer - Walter P. Moore and Associates

Steven D. McCauley
M.S., Atmospheric Science – Texas Tech University
Faculty – El Centro College

Amanda Popken
B.A. – University of Redlands
MCRP – University of Texas at Arlington
CEO – Amanda Popken Development

Alex Radunsky
B.A. Political Science – Yeshiva University
MPH Epidemiology – Drexel University
D.Sc. Global Health and Population – Harvard University
Fellow- Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

Jon Rauscher
Ph.D., Zoology - Colorado State University
Senior Risk Assessor – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Zad Roumaya
Stephen F. Austin State University
Founder- Buzzworks

Paris Rutherford
University of Southern California
Harvard University
Principal - Catalyst Urban Development

Hosam Salman, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Ph.D., Civil Engineering - University of Texas at Arlington
Senior Technical Principal, WSP USE

Patricia Taylor, P.E.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering - Southern Methodist University
Water Information and Analysis Team Leader, Surface Water Center – U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Philip Turner
Ph.D., Environmental Science – University of North Texas
Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mikel Wilkins, P.E.
Owner, Urban Ecoplan LLC

Rumanda Young, AICP, RLA
Ph.D., Urban Planning and Public Policy – University of Texas at Arlington
Project Manager – U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

 

Name Title Phone Email
Diane Pearson Department Coordinator 214-768-2988 pearsondm@mail.smu.edu
Mr. Naser Abusaad, P.E., AICP
President
Civil Associates, Inc.

Mr. Peter Addy
President & Managing Partner
Ashford Building Solutions, LLC

Mr. Allen ‘Bud’ Beene, P.E., F.ASCE
Senior Project Manager
Parsons Transportation Group

Ms. Alberta Blair, P.E.
Director of Public Works
Dallas County

Ms. Jennifer Cottingham, P.E., F.ASCE (Vice-Chair)
Senior Consultant
LJA Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Ricky A. Cribbs, P.E., S.E.
Executive Vice President
HLA Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Carl Edlund, P.E.
Charter Member US EPA (Retired)

Mr. Randall 'Randy' J. Goss, P.E.
Consultant(Retired)

Dr. John Grounds, III, PhD, PE, CFM, D.WRE
Vice President, Director of Water Resources
LJA Engineering, Inc.

Mr. William R. Hanks
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Rosebriar Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Ignacio Herrera, P.E., LEED AP (BD&C)
Vice President/Design Construction
KDC Real Estate Development & Investments

Mr. John Ho, P.E.
Vice President
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

Mr. John 'Jay' E. Hofmann
President and CEO - Dallas Office
Trinity Consultants 
Director
Council of Industrial Boiler Owners

Ms. Elle Holbrook Frier, P.E.
Owner
Frier Group

Ms. Allison Leopold Wood, EIT, CFM
Water Resource Engineer
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

Mr. David G. Liner, P.E.
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Ms. Jean Maier Dean, P.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nathan D. Maier Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Ivan F. Nicodemus, P.E.
Project Manager
AECOM

Robert S. Patton, P.E., D.GE
Senior Consultant(Retired)
Henley-Johnston & Associates, Inc. 

Mr. Stephen W. Smith, P.E. (Chair)
Vice-President, Engineering(Retired)
Trinity Industries, Inc.

Mr. Terrace W. Stewart, P.E.
Director of Infrastructure
RJN Group

Ms. Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., P.E.
Team Leader/Environmental Engineer
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6