Transportation Traffic Engineering Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Urban Transport, Highway Safety, Railroad Engineering, Public Works Engineering, Traffic Control, Safety, Warnings, Signs, Urban Transport Planning, Ethics, Traffic Safety, Traffic Assistance, Professional Ethics, Round A Bouts, Work Zone Signing, Traffic, Traffic Safety, Transportation,

He has been a highly-consulted voice in civil engineering for 35+ years, and has been a professor of engineering for nearly as long. He spent time as an engineer in the private sector, and has also taught, lectured, or published findings on: architectural engineering, urban transportation planning, highway safety, railroad engineering, public works engineering, traffic assistance, professional ethics, round-abouts, traffic safety, signs, signing & liability, traffic control, work zone signing, and wind-induced truck crashes. He has served on over 70 University committees and 8 honorary societies, as well as professional organizations. He is a registered engineer in Kansas and Indiana, and a registered land surveyor in Kansas.


BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame 1964

MSCE, Transportation, Purdue University 1966

PhD, Transportation, Purdue University 1973


Registered Professional Engineer:  Kansas and Indiana

Registered Land Surveyor:  Kansas

Courses Taught at University of Kansas (since the fall of 2005)

ARCE 103 – Introduction to Architectural Engineering
CE 883 – Urban Transportation Planning
CE 786 – Highway Safety
CE 882 – Geometric Design of Traffic Facilities
ENGR 515 – Verbal Communications in Engineering
HRNS 190 – Freshman Honors Tutorial
CE 783 – Railroad Engineering
CE 782 – Public Works Engineering
CE 784 – Airport Planning and Design

Current Research Activities

Available Upon Request

Courses Initiated

CE 782 – Railroad Planning and Design (2009)
CE 783 – Public Transportation (2009)
CE 784 – Airport Planning and Design (2010)
CE 191 – Introduction to Civil Engineering (1986)

Institutional Service


Search Committee for Chair of Architecture 2005-2006
Graduate Programs Assessment Committee 2005-2006
Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs Search Committee, 1985-86
Parking and Traffic Board, 1980-82, 2004-07; Chair 1981-82, 2004-2007
Program Discontinuance Committee of Faculty Senate, 1983-84
Judicial Board, 1981-82, 1985-88, 1993-95
Graduate Faculty, 1979-Present
Performance Evaluation Appeal Standing Committee, 1982-83
Graduate Program Review Committee for HPER; Chair 1983-84
Senate Executive Committee, 1984-85, 1986-87, 2001
Sabbatical Leave Committee, 1984-87
University Council, 1984-87, 1996-99, 2001-04; Chair 2002-03
Capitol Complex Advisory Committee, 1985-86
Faculty Senate Committee on Tenure and Related Problems, 1986-87
Review Executive Vice-Chancellor Candidates, 1987
Review of Affirmative Action Office, 1987
Program Review Committee, 1993
Gender Equity Committee (KUAC), 1993-94
International Students Committee, 1993, 1995-97
Improve Advising Committee, 1993-94
Athletic Board, 1998-93, 1996-99, 2001-04; Chair 1989-91, 1999, 2004
Computer & Telecommunications Committee, 1989-90, 1996-98
Transportation Study Committee, 1989-92; Chair 1989-91
Executive Committee, International Studies and Programs, 1990-91
Graduate School Marshall at graduation 1989-present
Fulbright Committee, 1989-92
Admission Appeals Committee, 1992-97
Undergraduate Research Award Committee, 1992-98
North Central Review Writing Committee, 1993
Calendar Committee, 1994-95
Associate Dean’s Advisory Committee – Graduate School, 1995-2001
Rhodes & Marshall Scholarships Committee, 1995-98
Goldwater Scholarship Committee, 1995-present
Space Committee, 1996-99, 2001-03
Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee, 1996-97
Admissions Director Search Committee, 1996
Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, 2001-02; Chair
Executive Committee of the Graduate Council, 2001-03
Vision 2020 Committee, 1998-99
NCAA Certification Committee, 1999-2000; Chair, Governance and Rules Subcommittee
NCAA Certification Committee, 2008-2009, Subcommittee Chair, Academic Integrity
Dean of Graduate School & International Programs Search Committee, 1999-2000
Parking Reorganization Committee, 2000-01, Chair
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Athletics, 2008 – present

School of Engineering

Search Committee for Dean of Engineering, 2001-02, Chair
Review Committee for Engineering Dean, 1982-83,  Chair
Academic Affairs Committee, 1979-81; Chair 1980-81, 1983-84
Curriculum Committee, 1981-82; Chair
Tenure and Promotions Committee, 1980-81, 1991-92, 2001-02; Chair 1991-92
Continuing Education Review Committee, 1979-86; Chair
Faculty Rights and Privileges Committee, 1982-84, 1987-90; Chair 1989, 1990
Scholarship Committee, 1991-92
Tau Beta Pi Faculty Advisor, 1990-2001
EIT/FE Coordinator, 1987-90, 1992-present
High School Competition Day Coordinator, 1987-89, 1992-2000
Engineering Student Council Advisor, 1992-2000
Order of the Engineer Coordinator, 1992-present
Faculty Advisor to Kansas Engineer Magazine, 1994-2001
ABET Committee 2007 – present

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1979-80
Graduate Program Committee, 1979-80, 1983-86
Engineering Exposition Committee, 1979-84; Chair
Faculty Advisor, ASCE Student Chapter, 1980-87
Editor of Newsletter, 1981-87, 1991-92
Fellowship Committee, 1980-87; Chair
Equipment Committee, 1981-87; Chair
Undergraduate Petition Committee, 1981-87
Faculty Advisor, ITE Student Chapter, 1980-87
Graduate Recruitment Committee, 1990-91
Director of Graduate Studies, 2001-2003
Chair of the CEAE Department, 2003-2008

Professional Organizations and Involvement

American Society of Civil Engineers
Committee on Curriculum and Accreditation, 1993-95
Observer on Accreditation Visit, 1993
ABET Visitor, 1995, 1997-2000, 2002-03, 2006-2008
Kansas Section President, 2008-09

American Society for Engineering Education
Midwest Section, Chairperson Elect 1985-86; Chairperson 1986-87
Civil Engineering Division, Secretary/Treasurer 1988-92; Chair Elect/Program Chair 1993-94; Chair 1994-95

Chi Epsilon

Institute of Transportation Engineers, Fellow grade

Kansas Association for Uniform Traffic Control
Treasurer 1985-86; Secretary 1986-87; Vice President 1987-88; President 1988-89

Kansas Engineering Society/Kansas Society of Professional Engineers,
Topeka Section, Secretary 1989-90; Vice President 1990-91; President 1991-92
PEE Division, President 1989-90
State KSPE, Secretary-Treasurer 2001-02; 2nd Vice President 2002-03

Kansas Land Surveyors Association

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, 2000-2012
Secretary 2003-04; Vice Chair 2004-05, Chair 2005-06

National Society of Professional Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

Transportation Research Board
Low Volume Roads Committee, 1988-92
Geometric Design Committee, 1988-92

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Instructor in Civil Engineering, Purdue, Recipient of Nellie Munson Award, 1973

Outstanding Service Commendation, Group 3, Council of the Transportation Research Board, 1981

Nominated for HOPE Teaching Award, 1984, 1988

Outstanding Service Citation, American Society for Engineering Education, Midwest Section, March 1987

Outstanding Campus Representative, American Society for Engineering Education Zone III, Lincoln, NE, June 1989

Miller Award for Professional Service, KU School of Engineering, May 1990

Nominated for APWA’s Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education, March 1990

Kansas County Engineer’s Association Service Award, November 1990

American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section Best Paper Award, March 1991

American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section, Outstanding Service Award, March 1992

U.S. Army, Outstanding Service, General’s Award, Ft Leavenworth, KS, June 1992

American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section, Outstanding Campus Representative, 1994, 1999

Kansas Engineering Society, Topeka Chapter, Outstanding Service Award, February 1995

Kansas Engineering Society, Special Recognition Award, June 1995

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, Outstanding Service Award, December 1995

American Society for Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Section Meeting, Honorable Mention for “Why Can’t Out Students Graduate in Four Years?”, 1996

Provost’s Faculty International Leadership Award, University of Kansas, August 1999

Order of Omega, Outstanding Faculty Award, February 2000

Engineer of the Year, Topeka Section, Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, February 2000

Engineer of the Year, Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, June 2000

Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, Certificate of Special Recognition, February 2002

Recipient of the 2009 Steeples Service to Kansans Award

Publications (since 1999)

Available Upon Request

Invited Oral Presentations (since 2000)

Available Upon Request

Academic Experience

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Engineering Department
Chair, Civil, Env. & Arc. Engineering
Associate Dean
Associate Department Chair, Civil

Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Engineering Department
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Non-Academic Experience

Department of Highways, Louisville, KY
Transportation Engineer
Louisville Transportation Study

Schimpeler-Corradino, Louisville, KY
Project Engineer, Associate
Transportation Engineering Projects