David T. (Tom) Iseley, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology, and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, was named to the 2015 Class of Distinguished Members.
Iseley has spent nearly 40 years in the civil engineering profession in the planning, design, and construction of underground infrastructure systems. In addition to Louisiana Tech, he has served on the faculty of several other universities, and he is a founding director of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). Iseley also served for 3 years as the chairman of the National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Trenchless Technology Committee. He served as the chairman of the executive committee of the ASCE’s Pipeline Division, as well as 5 years on the executive committee of the Construction Division, the precursor to today’s Construction Institute.
At Louisiana Tech, Iseley helped establish the Trenchless Technology Center, an innovative and internationally renowned research center that is at the forefront of trenchless technology research. He also helped establish the Buried Asset Management Institute–International, a nonprofit, international corporation that evaluates and develops buried asset management protocols for underground water infrastructure.
Iseley earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of business administration degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University.