Assistant Dean at Georgia Southern University Named ASCE Fellow

October 12, 2016


Keith A. Landry, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a former Army Engineer officer and current engineering educator, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Landry is the assistant dean for research in the College of Engineering and IT and an assistant professor of civil engineering (tenure-track) in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management at Georgia Southern University.

As assistant dean, he assists over 50 tenured/tenure-track faculty colleagues in their identification of research opportunities and subsequent development of research proposals. He also serves as the interim director of CEIT’s Center for Innovative Technological, Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions (CITEMS), which focuses on applied engineering solutions for commercial industry as well as state and federal agencies, and teaches the university’s introductory course in structural steel design.

His current funded research projects include expedient steel repair methods and highway bridge deterioration and maintenance. His research areas of interest are critical infrastructure resilience/protection, highway bridge maintenance, and engineering education. Landry serves as faculty adviser for the student chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers, being recognized with a Distinguished Streamer in 2016, and is the program chair of the Military and Veteran Constituent Committee of the American Society of Engineering Education.

Prior to his arrival at Georgia Southern, Landry’s engineering and construction experience included 26 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As an Army Engineer officer, his tactical assignments took him to Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Germany, Korea, West Point, Georgia, and Iraq. His command assignments included C/12th Engineer Battalion, the 92nd Engineer Battalion, and the Louisville District, USACE. In between those assignments, his combat tours of duty included the First Gulf War and two deployments to Iraq.

Landry attended graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and afterward taught undergraduate engineering courses at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. After retiring from the Army in 2011, he was the director of federal business development for Walbridge, an Engineering News-Record Top 50 General Contractor.

He is married to Ourania (Nia) Landry and they have two sons, Alexander and Christopher.

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