J David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., C.E.G., C.HG. Contact Details
Greater St. Louis Area
Corresponding member @ History & Heritage Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Professor @ Missouri University of Science & Technology
Principal @ Geolith Consultants
B.S., Geology major @
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
In July 2001 Dr. Rogers accepted the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Geological Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, where he teaches courses focusing on mitigation of natural hazards, including basic and advanced Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. He has also developed specific courses in Geotechnical Construction Practice, Military Geology, and Evolution of Flood Control
In July 2001 Dr. Rogers accepted the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Geological Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, where he teaches courses focusing on mitigation of natural hazards, including basic and advanced Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. He has also developed specific courses in Geotechnical Construction Practice, Military Geology, and Evolution of Flood Control Engineering for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and distance graduate students enrolled in Missouri S&T's Master's of Engineering in Geotechnics program. He has served on investigative panels for the National Academy of Engineering, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the States of Washington, California, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Missouri. He has supervised research sponsored by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Geological Survey, National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, and Exxon-Mobil, among others.
Specialties: Recognized expertise in geoforensics of dam, levee, and slope stability failures; flood control and fluvial geomorphology, the Mississippi Delta, and site characterization for seismic site response. He has a passion for civil engineering history, with particular emphasis on geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. He maintains a website on the Evolution of Geotechnical Practice in California and its impacts on the national standard of care, at www.mst.edu/~rogersda/Geotechnical-Practice/ He has also written articles and prepared posted lectures on the evolution of flood control practice, dam and levee failures, landslide dams, Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, Tennessee Valley Authority, Miami Conservancy District, etc.
Corresponding member @ I recently completed a book on the Engineers Who Built the Panama Canal and delivered one of the heritage presentations at the World Engineering congress in Panama to commemorate the canal’s 100th anniversary. Over the past few years I have also contributed articles and presentations in various aspects of civil engineering history, such as Hoover Dam, the Miami Conservancy District, Tennessee Valley Authority, the Mississippi River & Tributaries Project, flood protection of New Orleans, environmental security in the Middle East, and the Panama Canal. From November 2010 to Present (5 years 2 months) Professor @ Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Geological Engineering From July 2001 to Present (14 years 6 months) Principal @ Responsible for leading forensic investigations of geotechnical and geologic hazards, such as flooding, landslides, earthquakes, sinkholes, expansive soils, and ground settlement. From 2001 to Present (14 years) Member firm @ I served as a speaker at CalGeo's annual meeting in 2013. From 1984 to Present (31 years) Member @ Member, AEG Dams Committee (2001-present); AEG Student Chapter Advisor at Missouri S&T (2001-present); Member, AEG Advocacy Committee, 2007 - present; Field Trip Leader for annual meetings in Los Angeles (2007), San Jose (2000), and San Francisco (1986); Keynote Lecture on “Hoover Dam: Impacts on the Engineering Profession, America, and the World,” 2005 annual meeting in Las Vegas, Sept. 21, 2005; Keynote Lecture on “Origins of Engineering Geology in Southern California,” Golden Anniversary Meeting in Los Angeles, Sept. 26, 2007. From 1976 to Present (39 years) Panelist-Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program @ Co-authored "Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices," published by the National Research Council, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18309
http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Levees-National-Flood-Insurance/18309 From 2011 to May 2013 (2 years) Principal Engineering Geologist @ My responsibilities included the management of the company and its employees, while my own personal focus was on problem solving, often involving emergency remedial measures and repairs of geotechnical problems, such as landslides, ground settlement, flood damage, erosion, and failure of engineered structures. From January 1998 to July 2001 (3 years 7 months) Lecturer in Engineering Geology @ Taught courses in Engineering Geology (CE 70) in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Geology for Planners (LA 220) in Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning From August 1994 to May 2001 (6 years 10 months) Principal-in-Charge @ offices in Pleasant Hill, CA and Van Nuys, CA From May 1984 to December 1997 (13 years 8 months) Principal Geological Engineer @ Was responsible for all the geological aspects of this geotechnical engineering firm, including review of soil and rock classification in the soils laboratory, testing of soil strength parameters, logging exploratory borings of complex sites, aerial photo interpretation, and slope stability analyses. From August 1982 to May 1984 (1 year 10 months) Geological Engineer @ Contract geological engineer working on the Zion Mt Carmel Tunnel distress problems at Zion National Park. Worked in Utah and at the firm's home office in Seattle From August 1979 to August 1980 (1 year 1 month)
MS (1979); Ph.D. (1982), Civil Engineering @ University of California, Berkeley From 1976 to 1982 B.S., Geology major @ California State Polytechnic University-Pomona From 1974 to 1976 A.A., Geology major @ Mt. San Antonio College From 1972 to 1974 high school diploma, major emphasis was on graphic arts, technical illustration, and engineering drafting. @ West Covina High School From 1968 to 1972 J David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., C.E.G., C.HG. is skilled in: Geotechnical Engineering, Slope Stability, Soil, Groundwater, Engineering Geology, Geology, Earthquake Engineering, Civil Engineering, Foundation Design, Rock Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Hydrology, GIS, ArcGIS
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