Dr. W. James Wilde, P.E.
Chair, Professor, and Interim Director of Concrete Industry Management Program
Ph.D., Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1998
MSE, Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
BS, Civil Engineering - Brigham Young University, 1993
Professional Engineer in Minnesota and Utah
Dr. Wilde became department chair in May 2019 and previously joined the Concrete Industry Management program in September 2017. He spent the previous 15 years on the faculty of the Civil Engineering program at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota, and the past 9 of those years as the program director. His research interests include concrete pavement design, performance, reliability, and durability. He has been very involved in research implementation and working with local highway agencies to improve the life and cost effectiveness of their pavements.