Do you have a question about an ethical situation? You’re invited to participate in an ethics workshop in ASCE Career by Design from October 12 – October 16. Post your questions in the "Ask Me Anything" style thread in Career by Design starting on Monday, October 12th. If you would like to receive a reminder, please register for this event. All submitted questions will be reviewed by ethics experts and receive a response by October 20 on the thread. Post questions here.
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Quick reminder: All questions need to must with the ASCE Collaborate Code of Conduct.
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Meet the ethics experts:
Dr. Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D,, F.ASCE, Professor, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Dr. Brock E. Barry holds the title of Professor of Engineering Education in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point where he has been part of the faculty for the past 12 years. Dr. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a PhD in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Prior to pursuing a career in academics, Dr. Barry spent 10 years as a senior geotechnical engineer and project manager on projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer.
Dr. Barry's areas of research include assessment of professional ethics, teaching and learning in engineering education, nonverbal communication in the classroom, and learning through historical engineering accomplishments. He has authored and co‐authored a significant number of publications on these topics.
Dr. Barry has served on multiple national committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) including the ASCE Body of Knowledge 3rd Edition Task Committee. He is currently serving as the Chair of ASCE’s Task Committee on the Code of Ethics. Dr. Barry was recently selected to the receive the ASCE 2020 Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award.
Dr. Barry's passion is teaching the Army's future engineers. Dr. Barry is an inspirational leader who fosters a cohesive environment founded on communication and respect at all levels. He personifies the Army Values with indisputable loyalty and dedication to the mission of the United States Military Academy. He is highly dedicated to educating and inspiring cadets in and out of the classroom.
Steven K. Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University
Steven K. Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI became the Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University in 2017. He obtained a BS in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology in 1989. He obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Iowa State University in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Dr. Starrett served on the civil engineering faculty at Kansas State University for 23 years and was also the Director of the Honor and Integrity System for about four years. Dr. Starrett served as the ASCEEWRI Treasurer, Vice President, President Elect and ultimately President in 2017. He has made significant contributions to engineering ethics education. Dr. Starrett has facilitated numerous engineering ethics workshops at EWRI Congresses, IPWE Conference, ASCE Annual Convention, and the Construction Institute Summit.
He has served on the Board for the National Institute for Engineering Ethics and on ASCE Committee on Licensure and Ethics. Dr. Starrett has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering for his graduate engineering ethics courses and in 2017, Dr. Starrett received the prestigious Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award granted by the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).
Mark W. Woodson, PE, LS, F.ASCE, Pres.16.ASCE
Mark started Woodson Engineering in Flagstaff, Arizona over 26 years ago. The firm specializes in helping communities across the southwest achieve success. Mark’s primary focus is consulting in Land Development, City Engineering and Public Works management.
Prior to starting Woodson Engineering, Mark was the Flagstaff City Engineer. He currently serves as City Engineer for several communities in Northern Arizona including Winslow, Williams and Tusayan.
Mark was the ASCE 2016 President and served on the Boards of the Transportation and Development Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, Engineers Without Borders-USA and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He currently serves as the Chair of the ASCE Committee on Professional Conduct and the Task Committee on Institute Operating Procedures.
From 2012 to 2014 Mark served a term on the Flagstaff City Council as an appointed member.
Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Mark is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor in California and Arizona.
Mark has been married to Guadalupe (Lupe) for 41 years and they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.