America’s research-active, geotechnical faculty members – a snapshot of the community

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Title: America’s research-active, geotechnical faculty members – a snapshot of the community
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
McHale, C.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2268
Date: Feb-2010
Abstract: This paper is a snapshot in time of the personal backgrounds, educational training, professional ranking, and productivity levels of those individuals with respect to Compendex-listed journal paper. Important questions are raised not only as to issues of age, gender, and nationality, but as to where the professoriate in geotechnical engineering is coming from, what level of experience they are bringing to their positions, and their professional standing. The results of this paper raise several, possibly unexpected observations including the apparent role that small, private, undergraduate programs have in grooming future faculty members; the fact that most female faculty members come from only a handful of doctoral programs; the increasing productivity of junior faculty members; and the aging of the community with respect to succession planning. This document is intended to be a discussion document for succession planning for the wider community.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2010 ASCE
Keywords: Geotechnical engineeringEducational trainingGenderProductivityAgeSuccession planning
Subject LCSH: Engineering geology--Study and teaching
Universities and colleges--Faculty
DOI: 10.1061/41095(365)330
Other versions: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41095(365)330
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: D. Fratta, A. J. Puppala., B.Muhunthan (eds.). GeoFlorida 2010 advances in analysis, modeling, & design : proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference
Conference Details: Geo-Florida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling, and Design. February 20-24, West Palm Beach, Florida
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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