Dr. Jerry Richardson Receives National Highway Institute Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Dr. Jerry Richardson, Associate Professor at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, was recently announced as a winner of the National Highway Institute Instructor of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year.

The NHI Instructor of Excellence Award is given out each fiscal year to NHI instructors who demonstrate the highest level of service and dedication to training the transportation workforce.  This award is also based on the instructor consistently receiving high evaluation scores in the classroom (4.5 or above on a 5-point scale).  Out of over 500 NHI instructors, only 5-10% will receive this honor during their 5-year teaching contracts.

Dr. Richardson currently serves as a member of the Civil Engineering faculty at SCE, and is also the Chair of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) program committee.  In addition, he works as a sub-contractor for Ayres Associates, a civil engineering contract firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Through Dr. Richardson’s work at Ayres, he is able to provide training for NHI on Stream Stability and Scour at Bridges, the course for which he received this award.

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