Faculty & Staff

 

Department of Engineering

101 Johnson EPS Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7571

Chair: Edward Wheeler

Em:

ewheeler@utm.edu


Faculty & Staff

 

Richard J. Helgeson, Ph.D., P.E.

 

Professor and Dean

Department of Engineering
113 Joseph E. Johnson EPS Building
Phone: 731-881-7380 Fax: 731-881-7375

helgeson@utm.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D.     Structural Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998
  • B.S.C.E.     Civil Engineering, California State University at Chico, 1993
  • M.S.E     Electrical Engineering, Loyola University at Los Angeles, 1976
  • B.S.E     Electrical Engineering, Loyola University at Los Angeles, 1974

 

Professional Appointment


  • Professor and Dean

  • Professor and Chair

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Research Lecturer

  • Instructor

  • Associate Faculty

  • Consulting Engineer

  • Department Staff Engineer

  • Technical Staff Engineer

  • College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2009 - present

    Department of Engineering, University of Tennessee at Martin, 2002-2009

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997-1998

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1993-1997

    Civil Engineering, California State University at Chico, California, 1993

    Department of Mathematics, Butte Community College, Oroville, CA, 1988 - 1993

    Helgeson Associates, Paradise, CA, 1981-1988

    TRW, Redondo Beach, CA, 1976-1981

    Rockwell International, Anaheim, CA, 1974-1976

     

     

     

    Awards, Certificates and Licenses

    • University of Tennessee at Martin Featured Scholar, Fall 2005
    • Registered Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, Tennessee, No. 109798
    • Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award, UT Martin, 2003
    • General Building Contractor, License B1, State of California, 1989
    • Instructor Credential, Mathematics, The California Community Colleges, 1988
    • Engineering Council of Sacramento Valley Scholarship Award, Sacramento, California, 1993
    • Structural Engineers Association of Central California Achievement Award, Structural Design Competition, 1993
    • Structural Engineers Association of Central California Scholarship Award, 1992

     

    Recent Publications

    • R. Helgeson and E. Wheeler, "Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination as a Requirement for Graduation in a General Engineering Program: Lessons Learned", ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2006.
    • R. Helgeson, "An Interdisciplinary Vibrations/Structural Dynamics Course for Civil and Mechanical Students with Integrated Hands-on Laboratory Exercises", ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2006.
    • R. LeMaster, J.D. Sterrett and R.J. Helgeson, "Integration of Design throughout the Curriculum of a BSE Program", Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, June 2002.
    • S.Y. Chu, T.T. Soong, A.M. Reinhorn, R.J. Helgeson, and M.A. Riley, "Integration Issues in Implementation of Structural Control Systems", Journal of Structural Control, Volume 9, Number 1, April 2002.
    • R.J. Helgeson, R. McDaniel, S. Priddy and M. Reed "Semi-Active Frame Energy (SAFE) Earthquake System", Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Structural Control, Como, Italy, April 2002.

     

    Courses

    • ENGR 462 Linear Controls

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    Department of Engineering

    101 Johnson EPS Building

    Martin, TN 38238

    Ph:

    (731) 881-7571

    Chair: Edward Wheeler

    Em:

    ewheeler@utm.edu