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Rich Reid

Rich Reid


Associate Dean and Professor - Emeritus

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 201
College Of Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering)
M.S. - Georgia Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering)
B.S. - The Citadel (Civil Engineering)

Academic Interests/Expertise

Geotechnical Engineering
Highway Engineering

Committee Activities

ASCE Committee on Accreditation Operations
ASTM Geosynthetics Technical Committee
Chair, Athletic Compliance Committee

Extension Responsibilities

Local Transportation Assistance Program
OSHA Consultation Program

Awards and Honors

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
National Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award
ASCE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year
College of Engineering Teacher of the Year (3 times)
College of Engineering Academic Advisor of the Year
SDSU Educator of the Year - Chamber of Commerce
Brooking County Military Officer of the Year


Various engineering and scholarly grants.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society for Testing and Materials
North American Geosynthetics Society
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The American Legion
Life Member, Air Force Association

Work Experience

United States Air Force 1981-1994
South Dakota Air National Guard 1996-2011
South Dakota State University 1995 - present

Civil Engineering Faculty Member 1995-2001
Assistant Dean of Engineering 2002-2010
Associate Dean of Engineering 2010 - present

Area(s) of Research

Geotechnical and transportation engineering