Isaac L. Howard, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE

Isaac Howard

Interim Director, Materials and Construction Industries Endowed Chair and Professor

Office: 3071 Richard A. Rula Engineering & Science Complex


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2006.
M.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, 2002.
B.S., Civil Engineering, Arkansas State University, 2001.

--Major Professors were Dr. Hota V. GangaRao for MSCE and Dr. Kimberly A. Warren for PhD.

Thesis - Development of Lightweight FRP Bridge Deck Designs and Evaluations

Dissertation - Full-Scale Field Study and Finite Element Modeling of a Flexible Pavement Containing Geosynthetics

Research Interests

  • Construction materials
  • Infrastructure
  • Airfield and highway asphalt pavements
  • Advanced construction materials such as composites, high performance concrete, and similar

Teaching Interests

  • Material characterization
  • Construction materials
  • Paving materials
  • Stabilized soils

Service Interests

  • Workforce development
  • Promotion of construction/civil engineering professions
  • Transportation Research Board
  • American Society of Civil Engineers