Hurricane Katrina

Forum Participants

Below are the participants of this two day event that took place on Monday and Tuesday September 25th and 26th, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana.





Nicholas J.Altiero

Dean of Science and Engineering

Tulane University

Christine F. Andersen

Director of Public Works

City of Long Beach, California

Eric Barnhart

Division Chief, GTRI

Georgia Institute of Technology

Paul Barron

Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost/Chief Information Officer

Tulane University

Andrea Be

Adminstrative Manager

Georgia Institute of Technology

Eugene Ben


Benroe Housing Initiatives

Greg Bicket

Vice President and Region Manager

Cox Communications Inc. - New Orleans

Chris Blount

Graduate Research Assistant

Georgia Institute of Technology

Donald F. Boesch


University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies

Jean-Louis Briaud


Texas A&M University

Rickey Brouillette

Task Leader


Dan Bullock

Senior Research Scientist

Houston Research Center

Stephen Cauffman

Leader, Structures Group

National Institute of Standards and Technology

G. Wayne Clough


Georgia Institute of Technology

David Constant

Associate Dean

LSU College of Engineering

Stephen A. Curtis

Senior Supervising Engineer

PB Americas

JoAnne Darlington

Asst. Professor

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

E.R. DesOrmeaux


E.R. DesOrmeaux, Inc.

Reginald DesRoches

Assoc. Professor and Assoc. Chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

David Dismukes

Professor and Associate Director

Center for Energy Studies, LSU

Roy K. Dokka

Fruehan Professor Engineering and Director, Center for GeoInformatics

Louisiana State University

Lynn Durham

Special Projects Coordinator

Georgia Institute of Technology

John E. Durrant

Managing Director, Engineering Programs

American Society of Civil Engineers

William Espey, Jr.


Espey Consultants Inc.

Hermann M. Fritz

Assistant Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sherwood M. Gagliano


Coastal Environments, Inc

Kim Martindale Garlington

Pavement & Geotechnical Engineer Administrator


Betsy Garrison

Professor and Assoc. Dean

LSU College of Agriculture

Leonid Germanovich

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Don Giddens

Dean, College of Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert B. Gilbert


University of Texas at Austin

Vijaya Gopu

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tulane University

Robert Hoeksema

Professor of Engineering

Calvin College

Jack Huerkamp

Chief of Operations

Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans

Claudia Huff

Principal Research Assoc. & Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology

Joseph B. Hughes

Chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Thomas L. Jackson



Pamela Jenkins

Director, Women & Gender Studies

University of New Orleans

Deborah Ducote Keller


Port of New Orleans

Barrett Kennedy

Professor/Assoc. Dean

LSU College of Art and Design

Reed Kroloff

Dean, College of Architecture

Tulane University

Subhash Kulkarni


Kulkarni Consultants, APC

Bhaskar Kura

Professor of Civil Engineering

University of New Orleans

Mitch Landrieu

Lieutenant Governor

State of Louisiana

Shirley Laska

Director, CHART

University of New Orleans

Michael Latino

Vice President of Engineering

Cox Communications Inc. - New Orleans

Rick Luettich


UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

Bernard L. Malone III

Technical Director

Lucent Technologies

W.F. Marcuson III

President Elect


Daniel Martin

Senior Associate

Hagerty Consulting

Norma Jean Mattei

Assoc. Professor

University of New Orleans Dept. of Civil Engineering

Leigh McCook

Senior Research Associate

Georgia Tech Research Institute

David Y. McGee

Engineer Supervisor

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Megan McRainey

Media Relations Specialist

Georgia Institute of Technology

Douglas Meffert

Deputy Director, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Tulane University

Dennis S. Mileti

Professor Emeritus

University of Colorado at Boulder

Gregory Miller

Project Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jacqueline Mills

Asst. Professor-Research

LSU Disaster Science Management

Paul Mlakar

Senior Research Scientist

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Kam Movassaghi


C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, Inc.

Larry Murdoch



Ray A. Mumphrey

Assistant Bridge Engineer

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Patrick J. Natale

Executive Director


Peter G. Nicholson

Assoc. Professor & Graduate Chair

University of Hawaii

Sean O'Keefe


Louisiana State University

Thomas D. O'Rourke


Cornell University

John Pardue


Louisiana State University

Brian Parsons



Harold "Skip" Paul


Louisiana Transportation Research Center

Brenda Phillips


Oklahoma State University

Clifford A. Pugh

Manager, Hydraulick Investigations and Laboratory Group

Bureau of Reclamation

Danny Reible

Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering

University of Texas

Lawrence H. Roth

Deputy Executive Director


Timothy M. Ruppert


US Army Corps of Engineers

Timothy P. Ryan


University of New Orleans

Diane Sasser

Associate Professor

Louisiana State University

Kyle Schilling

Vice President


Laura Steinberg


Southern Methodist University

Robert Suarez


BellSouth Telecommunincations Inc.

Russell Trahan


College of Engineering

George Voyiadjis

Boyd Professor and Chair

LSU Dept. of Civil and Envionmental Engineering

Joannes J. Westerink


University of Notre Dame

Clay Whitehead

Customer Solutions Architect


Chris Williams


Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Stephen G. Wright

Professor, Civil Engineering Department

University of Texas