The Appalachian Coalition for Geological Hazards in Transportation

Committee Members

Tony Szwilski, Chair

Professor and Director,

Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS)

Marshall University

Address: Gullickson Hall 112, 18th St, 3rd Av.,

            Huntington, WV 25755

Phone:  (304) 696-5457; Fax: (304) 696-6324

Email:   szwilski(at)

Matt Crawford, Vice Chair

Kentucky Geologic Survey

Address: 228 Mining and Minerals Resources Building

            University of Kentucky

            Lexington, KY 40506-1147

Phone: (859) 323-0510

Email: mcrawford(at)

Vanessa Bateman

United States Army Corps of Engineers


Kirk Beach

Geology Program Manager

Office of Geotechnical Engineering

Ohio Department of Transportation

Address: 1600 West Broad Street, Room

            Columbus, OH 43223

Phone: (614) 275-1342; Fax: (614) 887-4087

Email: kirk.beach(at)


Ann Beaver

Transportation Project Specialist

State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation

Materials & Tests Division, Geotechnical Engineering Section

Address: 7345 Region Lane

            Knoxville, TN 37914

Phone: (865) 594-2706; Fax: (865) 594-6002

Email: ann.beaver(at)


Hugh Bevans

District Chief

U.S. Geological Survey

11 Dunbar Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301

Phone: (304) 347-5130 ext. 23

Fax: (304) 347-5133

Email: hbevans(at)


Steve Brewster

Chief, Geology Section

US Army Corps of Engineering

Huntington District


Brian Bruckno

Enineering Geologis

Virginia Department of Transportation      

P.O. Box 2249, Staunton, VA 24402-2249

Phone: 540-332-9166

Email:  Brian.Bruckno(at)


Joe D. Carte

West Virginia Department of Transportation      

Division of Highways Engineering Division

Address: Building 5,

            1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.,

            Charleston, WV 25305-0430

Phone: (304) 558-2885; Fax (304) 558-7297

Email:  Joe.D.Carte(at)


Ross Cutts

Engineering Geology Field Manager
Maryland State Highway Administration
Email: RCutts(at)


Alan Johnson

Project Manager
Norfolk Southern
Email: alan.johnson(at)


Jane McColloch

Senior Geologist

West Virginia Geologica Survey

Address: P.O. Box 879

            Morgantown, WV 26507-0879

Phone: (304) 594-2331 Ext. 425; Fax: (304) 594-2575

Email: janemc(at)


Ben Riverjamins

Geotechnical Engineer

FHWA - Resource Center

Address: 61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
             Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone: (404) 562-3926; Fax: (404) 562-3700

Email: benjamin.rivers(at)


Wael Zatar

Associate Professor

College of Information Technology and Engineering

Address: 112 Gullickson Hall, One John Marshall Drive Marshall University

            Huntington, WV 25755-2586

Phone: (304) 696-6043; Fax: (304) 696-5454

Email: zatar(at)