Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer

Scott Anderson, 2016-2017

Scott Anderson

EEGD is pleased to announce that Scott Anderson has been selected as the 2016-2017 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer.

About Scott

Dr. Anderson is the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Resource Center.  He leads a national team of geotechnical engineers that assist state and local transportation agencies through technical assistance, training and the deployment of new technologies.  Prior to joining FHWA he advanced from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a licensed engineer and practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100 publications and invited presentations, and he makes his home in Colorado.

Possible Lecture Topics

  • Natural hazards, risk, and the resilience of the built environment, especially highways
  • How engineering geology relates to the needs of those owning and maintaining infrastructure
  • Visions of future opportunities for site and event characterization using remote sensing and social media
  • Technical observations from the 2014 SR 530 (Oso) Landslide reconnaissance