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

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

Roy W. Henk, Ph.D., P.E.

Visiting Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Stanford University
Specialty: Experiment Design, Energy Science, Energy Conversion,Thermal Fluid Physics, Turbomachinery
511 Nichols
540-464-7331
henkrw@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

Lieutenant Colonel Tim O. Moore II, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Environmental Engineering - Process and Infrastructure Design, Atmospheric Science - Air Quality and Global Climate Change
602 Nichols
540-464-7412
mooreto@vmi.edu

Colonel Grigg G. Mullen, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor
Benjamin H. Hardaway, Jr. '31 Institute Professorship in Engineering
Special Assistant to the Dean
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Geotechnical Engineering
720 Nichols
540-464-7410
mullenwg@vmi.edu

Colonel Charles D. Newhouse, Ph.D.

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

Brigadier General R. Wayne Schneiter, Ph.D.

Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Utah State University
325 Nichols
540-464-7331
schneiterrw@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