National Society of Professional Engineers

Speaker: Jeffrey S. Russell, Ph.D, P.E.

Dr. Russell is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. In the last 20 years, he has advised over 100 graduate students including 26 Ph.D. students. He has published over 200 technical papers in the areas of contractor failure, prequalification, surety bonds, constructability, automation, maintainability, warranties, and quality control/quality assurance. He has published two books—Constructor Prequalification (1996) and Surety Bonds for Construction Contracts (2000)—and is currently under contract to complete a third book in the area of design for constructability and maintainability. His research has been recognized by his peers through his selection for over 14 national and regional awards and 6 best paper awards. Russell served as editor-in-chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (1995-2000) and as founding editor-in-chief of the ASCE publication Leadership and Management in Engineering (2000-2003). He is presently Chair of the ASCE Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice. The Committee is charged with defining the future education requirements necessary to practice civil engineering at the professional level.