Board of Directors

Civil Engineering Faculty 2008, Ian Buckle

Ian Buckle

President

Biography

Ian Buckle is a Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and director of the University’s Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research. He has previously served as the deputy vice-chancellor (research), University of Auckland, New Zealand,

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Mary C. Comerio

President-Elect

Biography

Mary Comerio is a Professor in the Graduate School at UC Berkeley and a faculty member in Architecture since 1978, serving at Chair from 2006 to 2009.
As an architect, she has designed numerous public- and private facilities but her career focus has been on seismic safety for housing and post-disaster recovery. She is the author of numerous publications, bringing together engineering and retrofit technologies, economic impacts and policy guidance.  Read more


 
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Kathleen Tierney

Vice President

Biography

Kathleen Tierney is a professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute of Behavioral Science and director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Natural Hazards Center serves as a clearinghouse for information on the societal dimensions of hazards and disasters; conducts research in that area;

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Janiele Maffei

Secretary/Treasurer

Biography

Janiele Maffei is Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority in Sacramento, California. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she obtained her AB degree in architecture and an MS in civil engineering. Maffei is a registered structural engineer who has worked in the earthquake engineering industry for over 30 years.

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Scott Ashford

Director

Biography

Scott Ashford is the Kearney professor of engineering and head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). He joined OSU in 2007 as school head and served as interim dean of engineering in 2011-12. Scott oversees one of the largest civil and construction engineering programs in the country, with more than 1,000 students. Under his leadership, the School of Civil and Construction Engineering has  Read more


 
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Kenneth J. Elwood

Director

Biography

Kenneth J. Elwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Ken received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002, his M.S. from the University of Illinois at  Read more


 
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Roberto T. Leon

Director

Biography

Roberto T. Leon is currently a structural engineering professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology; he will be joining the Via Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech as a Burrows Professor of Engineering in January 2012.

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James O. Malley

Director

Biography

James O. Malley is a Senior Principal with Degenkolb Engineers of San Francisco, California. He received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Joining Degenkolb after completing his Masters’ degree,  Read more


 
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David J. Wald

Director

Biography

David Wald is a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Golden, Colorado and is on the Geophysics Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines. David is involved in research, management, operations, and development for the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) and the Advanced National Seismic System.  Read more