Adjunct Professor, University of New Orleans, 2008 - Present.
Chief Engineer, Lamanna Engineering Consultants, 2006 - Present.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Fall 2005.
Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2002 - 2007.
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001.
I mostly lecture with some demonstration experiments. I lecture with either colored chalk on a chalkboard or computerized slides with example problems in chalk on the chalkboards.
When I use the chalkboard, I keep my notes in "board-note" format; what's in the square on the page is exactly what gets put on the chalk-board. Additional notes to myself are on the side of the page.
For computerized slides, I tend to build my slides in PowerPoint on my desktop, and then import them into Keynote on my iPad for delivery. Keynote doesn't do as well with mathematical symbols and fancy fonts, so I have posted the base PowerPoint files. Please contact me if you would prefer one of my offerings in Keynote instead of Powerpoint.
American Concrete Institute, Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, 2011.
Charter President, Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, 2010 - 2011.
ASCE New Orleans Branch, Outstanding Young Civil Enginer, 2008.
Rotary District 6840, Group Study Exchange, 2008.
Tulane University, Paul H. and Donna D. Flower Early Career Professorship, 2005 - 2006.
Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering, Best Paper of the Journal for 2004.
ASCE Journal of Composites in Construction, Best Basic Research Paper of 2004.
ASCE, Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for best paper in 2002.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D., Civil Engineering - Structures, 2002.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S., Engineering Mechanics, 2001.
Purdue University, M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering - Construction Materials, 1998.
The Catholic University of America, B.C.E., Civil Engineering - Construction Management, 1997.
I am a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
I have taught hands-on engineering outreach courses to students from 4th grade to 12th grade. These courses have ranged from one hour stand-alone courses to week long courses in topics such as engineering materials and surveying.
I have lectured in high schools about engineering, from advanced college level calculus classes to remedial math courses (learning angles and trig on surveying equipment is much more fun than with paper and pencil).