Faculty and Staff

Major Paul J. Ackerman, Jr. '93, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Construction Engineering and Management
511 Nichols
540-464-7549
ackermanpj@vmi.edu

Dr. Tanjina Afrin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Clemson University
602 Nichols
540-464-7412
afrint@vmi.edu

Douglas M. Caldwell

Adjunct Professor
M.S. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Environmental Engineering
Nichols
540-464-7331
caldwelldm@vmi.edu

Ronda Dove

Administrative Assistant
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
dovern@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Steven D. Hart

Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Kansas State University
325 Nichols
540-464-7856
hartsd@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Wakeel I. Idewu, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Louisiana State University
Specialty: Transportation Engineering - Specifically Traffic Control Planning and Design
610 Nichols
540-464-7409
idewuw@vmi.edu

Colonel Dean A. Kershaw

Adjunct Faculty
M.S. - George Washington University
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
kershawda@vmi.edu

Dr. Billy H. Korengay

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. - Clemson University
609 Nichols
540-464-7445
kornegaybh@vmi.edu

Stephen L. Neas III

Adjunct Instructor
B.S. - Virginia Military Institute
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
neassl@vmi.edu

Colonel Charles D. Newhouse, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Tech
Specialty: Structural Engineering
622 Nichols
540-464-7364
newhousecd@vmi.edu

Major Andrei Ramniceanu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional Engineer
Jackson Hope
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
600 Nichols
540-464-7752
ramniceanua@vmi.edu

Captain John E. Riester, Jr., Ph.D.

Department Head
Professor
Professional Engineer
Summer Transition Program Director (STP)
Ph.D. - Old Dominion University
Specialty: Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering,
608 Nichols
540-464-7701
riesterje@vmi.edu

Colonel Gary K. Rogers, Ph.D.

Professor
Professional Engineer
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Geotechnical Engineering and Geology
621 Nichols
540-464-7411
rogersgk@vmi.edu

Samuel K. Roskelley

Adjunct Faculty
M.S. - University of Virginia
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
roskelleysk@vmi.edu

Colonel Woodson A. Sadler, Jr.

Lecturer
M.S. - University of Southern California
710 Nichols
540-464-7563
sadlerwa@vmi.edu

Samuel E. Saunders III

Adjunct Faculty
M.E. - University of Virginia
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
saundersse@vmi.edu

Wayne G. Shear, Jr.

Visiting Professor
Rear Admiral (Retired)
Professional Engineer
M.S.C.E. - University of Colorado
Specialty: Construction Management
618 Nichols
540-464-7563
shearwg@vmi.edu

Major Matthew K. Swenty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Structural Engineering
621 Nichols
540-464-7552
swentymk@vmi.edu

Colonel Thomas C. Timmes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
602 Nichols
540-464-7869
timmestc@vmi.edu