Meet the Coordinators

Brian D. Barkdoll

Brian Barkdoll

barkdoll@mtu.edu
906-487-1981

Brian Barkdoll

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Master's Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Akron

Biography

Barkdoll has degrees from the Universities of Akron, Cincinnati and Iowa. He has spent 4 years as an engineer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. Barkdoll's teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, contaminant transport, and water collection and distribution. His research interests are in sedimentation, scour, oxygen transfer, clay permeability, vortices, acoustics, stream restoration, dams and reservoirs, intakes, water distribution systems, international development, and environmental sustainability.

Barkdoll is a member of the ASCE Sedimentation Committee and the Environmental Hydraulics Committee. He has won the Daniel W. Mead Award for Younger Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence-in-Teaching Award for the S.W. District. He has published over 35 technical papers and given over 25 seminars at international conferences.

Barkdoll has been involved in over $1.3M of research and is a member of 8 professional societies. He regularly reviews technical papers and proposals to 10 journals and funding organizations.

Barkdoll is a Diplomate of the Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE). He is currently the Chair of the Sedimentation Technical Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

David Watkins

David Watkins

dwatkins@mtu.edu
906-487-1640

David Watkins

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Master's Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD, Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
MS, Environmental Health Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
BS, Civil Engineering, Washington State University
BS, Engineering and Public Policy, Washington University

Biography

David Watkins is a professor of civil and environmental engineering. He has worked in eleven countries during the course of his professional career, conducting studies or training sessions in hydrology, water resources management, and sustainable development engineering.

In addition to his work with the PCMI program, David is the faculty advisor to the Michigan Tech student chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA and director of the CEE International Senior Design program.