Articles/Other Publications

Articles and Technical Reviews

“Commentary: Engineering Geology-A Vital Phase of Geoengineering”, Geo-Strata magazine of the Geo-Institute of the ASCE, March/April 2009 edition.

“The Motley View: On Geonudity and Some Benefits of Your Geoengineering Graduate Education” Motley View column, Newsletter of the Berkeley Geoengineering Alumni Association, Issue 5, May 2008.

“The Motley View: On the Rewards of Being Fired and Other Career Road Blocks”, Motley View column,  Newsletter of the Berkeley Geoengineering Alumni Association, Issue 4, February 2008.

“The Motley View: On Seeking Dirty Work and the Value of Shoveling S–T* (*A person with a dirty mind would read this as SILT)”; Motley View column,  Newsletter of the Berkeley Geoengineering Alumni Association, Issue 3, October 2007.

“The Motley View: The Vitality of Good Contacts”, Motley View column, Newsletter of the Berkeley Geoengineering Alumni Association,  Issue 2 April 2007.

“The Arrogance of Straight Lines”, Geo-Strata magazine of the Geo-Institute of the ASCE, Sept/Oct 2005 edition.

Technical Reviewer and co-author (with Pablo Sanz Rehermann, PE) of 50 Geotechnical Engineering Questions (Morning Session and Afternoon Session) for “Civil PE Sample Examination, by Michael Lindeburg, PE, published by Professional Publications Inc., 2005.

“So you want to be a Columbo? – Necessary Qualities of the Effective Geo-Detective,”Geo-Strata magazine of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, May/June 2005 edition.

Technical Reviewer for “Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam-Geotechnical Problems” by Bruce Wolle, MSE, PE, published by Professional Publications Inc., 2004 (with Pablo Sanz Rehermann).

“What They Didn’t Teach Me in Engineering School,” article published in the magazines of several of Canada’s Professional Engineering and Geoscience Associations, and in Student Association newsletters in Canada and the United Kingdom, 1992-1995.[1]



[1] This essay is based on one of the same title which in 1992 won Second Prize in a competition sponsored by Professional Publications Inc., 1250 Fifth Avenue, Belmont, California, 94002-3863