Faculty and Staff

Dr. Tanjina Afrin

Assistant Professor
Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)
Ph.D. - Clemson University
Specialty: Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering
602 Nichols
540-464-7412
afrint@vmi.edu

Dr. Kacie C. D’Alessandro, Ph.D.

Instructor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Fluid Mechanics, Materials & Energy systems
609 Nichols
540-464-7331
dalessandrokc@vmi.edu

LTC Stephen Hildreth, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. - University of South Carolina
Specialty: Igneous Petrology & Exploration Geology
409 Nichols
540-464-9925
hildrethsc@vmi.edu

Col. Wakeel I. Idewu, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Louisiana State University
Specialty: Transportation Engineering
610 Nichols
540-464-7409
idewuw@vmi.edu

Dr. Jai Kyoung Jung

Assistant Professor
Engineer in Training
Ph.D. - Cornell University
Specialty: Geotechnical Engineering
323 Nichols
540-464-7445
jungjk@vmi.edu

Col. Dean A. Kershaw

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

Mr. Bruce A. Lillegard

Adjunct Instructor
M.E. Civil Engineering - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Geodetic Engineering, Project Management, and Systems Engineering
618 Nichols Engineering Building
703-618-8403
lillegardba@vmi.edu

Maj. Rebekah L. Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Environmental Engineering & Drinking Water Quality
622 Nichols
540-464-7242
martinrl@vmi.edu

Stephen L. Neas III

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

Col. Charles D. Newhouse, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Head
Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Structural Engineering
622 Nichols
540-464-7364
newhousecd@vmi.edu

Maj. Andrei Ramniceanu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional Engineer
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Specialty: Construction Engineering and Management
603 Nichols
540-464-7752
ramniceanua@vmi.edu

Capt. John E. Riester, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

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

Col. Gary K. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.

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, P.E.

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

Col. Woodson A. Sadler, Jr.

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

Samuel E. Saunders III

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

Col. Matthew K. Swenty, Ph.D., P.E.

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

Col. Thomas C. Timmes, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor
US Army, Retired
Professional Engineer
Board Certified Environmental Engineer
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
Specialty: Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater
619 Nichols Engineering Building
540-464-7869
timmestc@vmi.edu

Maj. Rodney F. Wilkins, Ph.D., P.E.

Instructor
Ph.D. - University of Virginia
Specialty: Fluid Mechanics, Materials & Energy Systems
623 Nichols
540-464-7238
wilkinsrf@vmi.edu