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APPENDIX A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members ROBERT B.JANSEN (Chairman) is a consulting civil engineer specializing in the engineering of dams. He has directed the design, construction, and dam safety programs for both the California Department of Water Re- sources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. During 1963-1964 he was chairman of the California State Engineering Board of Inquiry, which in: vestigated the failure of the Baldwin Hills Dam. In 1976 he was executive director for the Independent Panel to investigate the Teton Dam failure in Idaho. Mr. Jansen holds an M.S.C.E. degree from the University of South- ern California. He was chairman of the U.S. Committee of the Interna- tional Commission on Large Dams in 1979-1981. Mr. Jansen is the author of the book Dams and Public Safety, published by the U. S. Bureau of Rec- lamation in 1980 (reprinted in 1983~. HARK P.ALDRICHiS president and cofounder of the consulting engineering firm of Haley. and Aldrich, Inc. He has been in charge of geotechnical engi- neering investigations for more than 1,000 projects, concentrating on the design and construction aspects of buildings and earth dams. He received a Sc.D. degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at MIT in soil me- chanics, foundations, and seepage and groundwater flow. Dr. Aldrich chaired the earlier National Research Council study on dam safety that produced the 1977 report A Review of the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation Pro- gram on the Safety of Existing Dams. 329
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330 Appendix A ROBERT A. BURKS iS chief civil engineer for the Southern California Edison Company, where he is responsible for all civil engineering performed for and by the company. He is also responsible for the surveillance of the com- pany's 33 major dams. He received a B.E. and a M.S. degree in civil engi- neering from the University of Southern California ant] is a registered pro- fessional engineer in five states. Mr. Burks has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Water Resources. He is a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams. CLIFFORD J. CORTRIGHT holds a B.S.C.E. degree from North Dakota State University and is a consulting civil engineer specializing in engineering for dams and appurtenant structures. He was staff engineer for the Indepen- dent Panel to investigate the Teton Dam failure and was division engineer of the California Division of Safety of Dams, where he was involved in the design, construction, and operation of dams. JAMES J. DOODY iS chief of the Division of Safety of Dams of the California Department of Water Resources. The division supervises the safety of over 1,100 dams and reservoirs in California. His division deals with owners of dams and reservoirs and with representatives of local, state, and federal agencies concerning dam safety. He holds a B. S. degree in civil engineering from the University of California and previously served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Naval Civil Engineer Corps. In his career Mr. Doody has held various positions involved in the design of mul- tipurpose reservoir projects, including concrete dams and tunnels; earth- fill dams; and associated structures, such as spillways and outlet works. He is a registered civil engineer in California, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams. JACOB H. DOUMA has extensive experience in the hydraulic design divisions of both the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers. Before going into private consulting practice, he was chief hydraulic design engineer with the Office of the Chief of Engineers of the Corps in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for the final review of all hydrau- lic designs accepted in the 12 divisions and 41 districts of the Corps. Mr. Douma is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Interna- tional Commission on Large Dams, and the U.S. Committee on Large Dams. JOSEPH J. ELLAM iS chief of the Division of Dam Safety of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. He is responsible for administer- ing the Pennsylvania dam safety program and supervises the review of the
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Appendix A 331 design and construction of new dams and the inspection program for exist- ing dams in Pennsylvania. Mr. Ellam received a B.S. degree in civil engi- neering from the University of Notre Dame and holds an M.S. degree in government administration. He is a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams and the USCOLD Committee on Maintenance Operation and Public Safety. He was also a member of the earlier National Research Council committee on dam safety that produced the 1977 report A Review of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Program on the Safety of Existing Dams. CHARLES H. GARDNER received an M.S. in geology from Emory University in 1961. He has studied civil and mining engineering and is a registered professional engineer and a certified professional geologist. He was chief geologist for International Minerals and Chemicals, Florida Phosphate Op- erations, and the chief geologist for Law Engineering Testing Company in Atlanta and Raleigh, which included responsibility for dam design and in- spection of projects. Since 1976 he has been chief of the Land Quality Sec- tion of the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and has over- all responsibility for the state's programs in dam safety, mining, and sedimentation. Mr. Gardner is responsible for an inspection program cov- ering 3,700 dams and has reviewed over 400 dam design and repair plans. Mr. Gardner is a member of the U. S. Committee of the International Com- mission on Large Dams. WILLIAM R. JUDD has been a professor of rock mechanics at Purdue Univer- sity since 1967 and was made head of the Geotechnical Engineering Area in 1976. Formerly, he held various positions within the U.S. Bureau of RecIa- mation as engineer/geologist and was head of the Geology Section I. He has been chairman of the National Research Council's U.S. National Commit- tee for Rock Mechanics and has taken part in a National Research Council study on the safety of existing dams for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Mr. Judd is also a member of the U.S. Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams Executive Council and the Committee on Earthquakes and assisted in the preparation of their publication, Lessons from Dam Incidents, USA. DAN R. LAWRENCE received a B.S.C.E. degree from Utah State University and has had 14 years' experience in state-level dam safety engineering ac- tivities. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Safety of Dams of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Mr. Lawrence is a registered professional engineer in Arizona, California, and Utah and is a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams.
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332 Appendix A ROBERT J. LEVETT has worked for 25 years in the hydraulics and structural engineering departments of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and has been involved in calculations of maximum and design flood potentials, spillway capacities, and the stability of structures at various hydro sta- tions. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the Drexel Institute of Technology. ARTHUR G. STRASSBURGER is with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where he is presently project manager for the Helms Pumped Storage Proj- ect. He has 30 years' experience with Pacific Gas and Electric in the hydro- electric field, including engineering, construction, and project manage- ment. He has been involved with or responsible for most of Pacific Gas and Electric's major hydra projects in the last 25 years. This includes engineer- ing and safety responsibility for about 200 dams. Pie has written a number of papers on dam rehabilitation and safety. Mr. Strassburger is a member of the U.S. Committee on Large Dams Executive Committee and has par- ticipated in several committees of the National Research Council, ASCE, EPRI, and EEI. He holds a B.S.C.E. degree from the University of Wis- consin, Madison. BRUCE A. TSCHANTZ is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Tennessee. In 1980, on leave for one year from the university, he was chief of federal dam safety for FEMA. He holds a Sc.D. degree in civil engineer- ing from New Mexico State University. From 1977 to 1979, Dr. Tschantz coordinated the executive office review of federal agency dam safety proce- dures, which in 1979 resulted in new federal guidelines for dam safety. His principal expertise is in dam safety, flood plain management, and the hy- drologic impacts of strip mining. ERIK H. VANMARCKE is professor of civil engineering at Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from MIT and organized MIT's Risk and [Decisions in Geotechnical Engineering (1976) and New Perspectives on Dam Safety (1979) programs. fIis princi- pal expertise is in risk analysis of dams and other structures. Dr. Van- marcke was a committee member on the 1977 National Research Council study of dam safety. He is the author of Random Fields: Analysis and Syn- thes~s and the editor of The Journal of Structural Safety. HOMER B. WILLIS is a consulting engineer in private practice. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Ohio University. In over 38 years as an employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was involved in many aspects of engineering for dams. In his last assignment with the
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Appendix A Corps (1973-1979) he directed the technical engineering activities for the Civil Works program for the development of water resources, including the nationwide program for inspection of nonfederal dams. 333 Technical Consultant CHARLES F. CORNS iS a consulting engineer specializing in dam safety and the structural engineering of all types of water resource projects. He holds a B. S. degree in civil engineering from Akron University. In January 1977 he retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he had been the chief structural engineer for the National Water Resources Development Program (civil works). Mr. Corns also served as the technical consultant for a previous National Research Council study of dam safety.
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