Farm, Consumer & Construction Machinery Accidents
Plaintiff and Defendant
Date of Birth: September 24, 1937
Marital Status: Married, Three Children
Address: 35 Clear Creek Road Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
B. S. University of Tennessee, 1961, Agricultural Engineering
M.S. Iowa State University, 1963, Agricultural Engineering
Ph. D Mississippi State University, 1969, Engineering
Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, July 1995 to Present
Private Engineering Consultant and Expert Witness, 1979 to Present
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Jan. 1975 to July 1995
Research Scientist and Visiting Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Feb. 1970 to Jan. 1975
Research Engineer, Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Illinois, Sept. 1967 to Feb. 1970
Research Associate, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Aug. 1964 to Sept. 1967 (On educational leave from Caterpillar)
Engineering Trainee, Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Illinois, Sept. 1963 to Aug. 1964
Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Department of Agricultural Engineering Sept. 1961 to Sept. 1963
Additional professional training and experience has included attendance and participation in growing up on a diary farm and managing it for two years beyond high school. Worked for University of Tennessee as a student from 1957 to 1961.
PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Teaching engineering machine and equipment design related to power systems, power transmission, traction, vehicle stability, soil compaction, pesticide application equipment, rural electrification and safety.
Taught Industrial Accident Prevention and Control in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University.
Taught Statistics Strength of Materials in the Civil Engineering Department at Texas Tech University.
Consultant and Expert Witness relative safety of industrial, agricultural and consumer tools and equipment, including design, management and hazard control.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Life Member of ASAE Foundation Presidentís Club
Member of the following ASAE Committees:
Agricultural Safety Committee, 1986-1994. (Liaison to PM-03)
Ergonomics, Safety & Health, 1994-1996.
Power & Machinery Division Steering Committee, 1986-1987, 1992-1994.
Power & Machinery Division Standards Committee, 1986-1996. Vice Chair of Committee, 1992-1996
Forward Planning for Standards Subcommittee, 1988-1996.
Lighting and Marking Subcommittee, 1995-1996
Power & Machinery Division Publications Review Committee, 1986-1996.
Agricultural Pest Control and Fertilizer Application Committee, 1983-1985
Machinery Management Committee, 1975-1991.
Soil Dynamics Research Committee, 1987-1990.
Tractive and Transport Efficiency Committee, 1984-1996.
Member of Ohio Section of ASAE, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta and The American Association of University Professors.
Registered Professional Engineer, Texas (1975-1995)
Served as Technical Reviewer of Approximately 100 Manuscripts and Technical Articles for ASAE, SAE, Extension Service and Research, Including Special Technical Reports and Books.
Member of University Faculty, Compensations and Benefits Committee, 1983-1987.
Secretary of Committee, 1984-1985.
Chairman of Salary Subcommittee, 1985-1986.
Alternate Member of University Senate, 1985-1991.
College of Engineering Committee on Academic Affairs, 1985-1991.
Course Proposal Subcommittee, 1985-1987.
Chairman of Course Proposal Subcommittee, 1986-1987.
Departmental Coordinating Adviser for Engineering Program, 1985-1995.
Member of the Ohio Farm and Home Safety Committee, 1975-1995.
Chairman of Departmental Graduate Studies Committee, 1988-1995.
Member of College of Agriculture Safety Committee, 1988-1995.
Additional information upon request.