B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing. M.S. Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Over 5 years experience in engineering failure analysis, engineering design, and research. Specializes in welded joint durability, fatigue durability of structures, mechanical testing, materials characterization, and engineering failure analysis.