I migrated to UNH from a career that initially started in the oil field working as a Field Engineer with Halliburton Services, then I worked for 5 years as a licensed Professional Engineer in a small Civil/Surveying firm that specialized in land development for residential and commercial clients. An early adopter of CAD in this field, I started working heavily with AutoCAD and computer networks in 1986, which created an opportunity to consult with the Civil Technology faculty here at UNH, when they brought their CAD lab facilities on line in 1988. Later in 1990, when a position became available I decided to give it a try as I had always enjoyed teaching small seminars and training other employees at my previous jobs.
I really enjoy my job here, I work with great colleagues and get to meet lots of interesting people. My duties here also include keeping our extensive award-winning computer teaching facilities up to date and functioning, providing some of the best learning environments on campus. Besides keeping active and current in the construction and computer industries, my expertise in training CAD and computer mapping software has taken me to all corners of the globe as a Technical Specialist with Autodesk. I try to stay closer to home now, reaching out into the communty to share my experience and knowledge where I can.
Ken's Teaching Specialties:
My teaching focus is in Construction Management: statics, construction materials, soils and foundation design, drainage and storm water management, and septic system design. I also currently teach our computer applications course and a class in algebra and trigonometry.
Ken's Interests and Hobbies:
When I'm not building homes for Habitat for Humanity, I enjoy working around my own home and "wrenching" on my old faithful Toyota pickup truck that has been highly modified for off-road use. I am a Toyota/Lexus fanatic, especially older trucks and Land Cruisers, my passion is keeping them maintained and roadworthy, occasionally designing and fabricating improvements as the need arises.
Ken's Advice for First Year Students:
Never underestimate your own capabilities. Nobody is good at everything, but everyone is good at something.