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Brad Cross, Ph. D., P.E., S.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Brad Cross was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May 1984 from the University of Maryland. He was awarded the Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1992, where his thesis research focused on the seismic retrofit of historic brick buildings. Prof. Cross has extensive experience in the structural design and preservation of buildings. In 1983 he began work with the architectural engineering firm of Allison, McCormac, and Nickolaus in Baltimore, where he was employed until 1989, and continued to work as a structural engineer in Maryland until 1992. He received his Professional Engineering license in Maryland in 1987 and his Illinois Structural Engineering license in 1997. He has been a professor with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois since September 1992, where he performs research in the areas of historic preservation, the seismic retrofit of existing structures, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, and bridge instrumentation and design. He is a member and past chair of the Structural and Earthquake Engineering Technical Committee of the St. Louis Section of ASCE, one of the founding members of the New Madrid Chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and former Associate Editor for Seismic Effects of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He was co-chair (with John Finke of Jacobs) of the 2006 ASCE Structures Congress in St. Louis.

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