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About J. David Rogers

Dr. J. David Rogers received his B.S. in Geology from California State Polytechnic University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Karl F. Hasselman Professor of Geological Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology as well as Associate Department Chair of the Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering department.

LCDR J. David Rogers, USNR was commissioned as a Navy intelligence officer in 1984, following officer training with the Marine Corps in 1974-76. His formal education includes a bachelor's in geology and geophysics and masters and doctorate degrees in civil and geological engineering. He is the recipient of 16 decorations and NAO wings. During his highly celebrated military career, Rogers traveled the world solving engineering problems. He then taught engineering at the University of California-Berkeley before accepting an endowed chair in geological engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He teaches a courses on creativity and problem solving for the U.S. Department of Defense and other corporate clients of the university.

Positions

2001 - Present Hasselmann Professor, Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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Present Associate Department Chair, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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1997 - 2001 Principal Engineering Geologist/Hydrogeologist, Geolith Consultants, Inc.
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1994 - 2001 Lecturer in Engineering Geology, University of California. Berkeley
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1984 - 1996 Principal-in-Charge (Consultans in the Applied Earth Sciences), Rogers/Pacific, Inc.
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1982 - 1984 Principal Engineer, Alan Kropp & Associates
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2014 - 2016 City Utilities Utility Waste Landfill Detailed Site Investigation: Proposed Missouri S&T Geophysical Work Plan
City Utilities of Springfield, MO
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Neil Anderson
$1,900,000
2011 - 2012 Liquefaction Hazard Maps for the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Central National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program
$50,000
2010 - 2011 Refinement of Geodatabase for the St. Louis Area Earthquake Hazard Mapping Project, Missouri and Illinois
U.S. Geological Survey
Subcontract awarded by the U.S. Geological Survey through a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Memphis and the Missouri University of Science & Technology
$49,999
2008 - 2010 2008 Midwest Flooding and Lessons for Levee Performance and Reliability to Other Similarly Threatened Areas of the U.S.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
$119,458
2008 - 2009 Modeling Uncertainties in Lithology and Sensitivity Analyses of Seismic Site Response for the Pilot Quadrangles in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri and Illinois
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Central and Eastern United States Center for Earthquake Research and Information
$50,000
2007 - 2009 Structural Assessment of Highway “N” Power Substation Under Earthquake Loads
Missouri Department of Transportation
Colleague(s): 25,000
2006 - 2008 Development of a Virtual Geotechnical Database System to Store and Retrieve Subsurface Data
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Through the Center for Geospatial Intelligence at the University of Missouri-Columbia
$200,000
2006 - 2007 Creation of a Geologic GIS Database for the St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri and Illinois
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program FY06
$40,000
2006 - 2007 Hurricane Katrina and Lessons for Prevention of Catastrophic Levee Failures Applicable to Other Similarly Threatened Areas of the United States
National Science Foundation - 0611632
$199,651
2006 - 2007 Pilot Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Granite City, Monk Mound, and Columbia Bottom quadrangles, St. Louis Metropolitan area
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program FY07
$52,682
2005 - 2006 Data Collection of Damage and Dissemination of Storm Damage to the Gulf Coast
U.S. Geological Survey
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$45,000
2005 - 2006 Geotechnical Science Liaison for USGS Mid-Continental Geographic Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Geography Directorate
$67,000
2005 - 2006 Hurricane Katrina and Lessons for Responding and Repairing Catastrophic Levee Failures Applicable to Other Similarly Threatened Areas of the United States
National Science Foundation - 0553197
SGER Award
$29,729
2005 - 2006 St. Louis Metro Area Shear Wave Velocity Testing (renewal)
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): N.L. Anderson and D.L. Hoffman
$53,817
2005 - 2006 “Implementation of an AGS-COSMOS-FHWA Compatible Geotechnical Databases for the St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri and Illinois and, the Evansville-Henderson Area, Indiana and Kentucky
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Central and Eastern United States Center for Earthquake Research and Information
$45,761
2004 - 2005 St. Louis Metro Area Shear Wave Velocity Testing
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Neil Anderson, PI, Co-PI David Hoffman
$50,000
2003 - 2004 Determination of Shear Wave Velocity Along a Segment of Interstate 70, St. Louis, MO
Missouri Department of Transportation
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Neil Anderson
$8,800
2003 - 2004 Optimization of Augers for Subterranean Warfare
U.S. Air Force Research Lab
U.S. Air Force Research Lab-Munitions Directorate
Colleague(s): Jason Baird
$50,000
2002 - 2004 Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Research Program For Highway Systems
Federal Highway Administration and Missouri Department of Transportation
Colleague(s): Neil Anderson, Genda Chen, Richard Stephenson, Ronaldo Luna, Pedro Silva, David Enke and Gary Spring
$800,000
2003 Mapping of Seismically-Induced Landslippage in the Western New Madrid Seismic Zone
University of Missouri Research Board
$20,157
2002 GPR Investigation of Concrete Integrity, Shepard of the Hills Hatchery, Branson, Missouri
Missouri Department of Conservation
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Neil Anderson and Richard Stephenson
$12,500
2002 Mapping of Seismically-Induced Landslippage in the Benton Hills and Crowley’s Ridge, New Madrid Seismic Zone, Missouri and Arkansas
U.S. Geological Survey
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
$36,867
1993 - 1994 Development of a Computerized Well Database for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California
U.S. Geological Survey - 1434-50023
National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program RFP 1923, awarded December 10, 1992
$93,997
1989 - 1992 Evaluation of Geotechnical Conditions Leading to the Partial Collapse of the I-880 Cypress Structure and East Span of the San Francisco.-Oakland Bay Bridge
California Department of Transportation, Legal Department, San Francisco
$95,000
1990 - 1991 Engineering Geologic Site Characterization of the Greater Oakland Alameda Area, Alameda and San Francisco Counties, California
National Science Foundation - BCS-9003785
Final Report to the National Science Foundation, October 1990-Dec 1991
$44,900
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
2010 - Present Member, History & Heritage Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers
2002 - Present Academic Member, Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers
1996 - Present Fellow, Geological Society of America
1993 - Present Member, American Institute of Professional Geologists
1993 - Present Member, International Association of Engineering Geologists
1990 - Present Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
1989 - Present Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
1988 - Present Life Member, International Commission on Large Dams
1988 - Present Life Member, United States Society of Dams
1976 - Present Member, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)
1975 - Present Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
1975 - Present Member, Geological Society of America
1982 - 2012 Member, American Geophysical Union
1990 - 2005 Member, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
1992 - 2001 Member, International Landslide Research Group
1985 - 2001 Member, Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers
1987 - 1997 Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
1985 - 1997 Member, American Society for Testing and Materials
1984 - 1995 Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics
1986 - 1989 Committee D-19, American Society for Testing and Materials
1980 - 1987 Member, International Commission on Large Dams
1980 - 1987 Member, United States Society of Dams
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Honors and Awards

  • S&T Outstanding Teaching Award, 2019
  • S&T Outstanding Teaching Award, 2016-17
  • Presidential Citation, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists for Outstanding Service to the Association and the Nation on Natural Hazards, 2006, in recognition of work on Hurricane Katrina.
  • R. H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology Award of the Association of Engineering Geologists and Geological Society of America, 1996.
  • Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America without petition in recognition of “contributions to the public understanding of geologic hazards and the need for engineering geology on a national scale” May 29, 1996
  • E. B. Burwell, Jr. Award of the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, 1994
  • Rock Mechanics Award, U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering, 1994
  • Distinguished Project Award (designer), Alta Street Restoration Project for City and County of San Francisco, Northern California Chapter American Public Works Association, 1994
  • Best Presentation Award, Society of Mining Engineers, 106th Annual Meeting, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 25, 1976

Courses


Education

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1982 Ph.D. in Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
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1979 M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
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1976 B.S. in Earth Science: Geology Option, California State Polytechnic University
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Contact Information

157 McNutt Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

(573) 341-6198
Fax: (573) 341-6935

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Research Works (54)