Faculty and Staff

Department Head / Professor
Email: scott.kenner@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1697
Office: CM 122
B.S., M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., University of Florida
Registered Professional Engineer (Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming)
Assistant Professor
Email: Lois.Arneson-Meyer@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2446
Office: CM 121
B.S., Dakota State University
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
M.S., University of South Dakota
Research Scientist IV
Email: Sangchul.Bang@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2440
Office: CM 238
B.S., Seoul National University, Korea
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis 
Instructor
Email: Steven.Becker@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1694
Office: CM 123
B.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks
Associate Professor
Email: Jennifer.Benning@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2425
Office: CM 241
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Interim Construction Management and Engineering Program Coordinator
Email: Clifford.Bienert@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2439
Office: CM 245
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Associate Professor
Email: William.Capehart@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1994
Office: MI 201
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville
M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Main Campus
Senior Lecturer
Email: thomas.fontaine@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2439
Office: CM 312
B.S., University of Wisconsin
M.S., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor
Email: Venkata.Gadhamshetty@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1997
Office: CM 237B
B.S., Osmania University
M.S., National University of Singapore
M.S., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Assistant Professor
Email: Mengistu.GezaNisrani@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2284
Office: CM 319
B.S., Alemaya University
M.S., University of Karlsruhe
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Instructor
Email: Kathleen.Hanley@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2439
Office: CM 120
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Assistant Professor
Email: Bret.Lingwall@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1683
Office: CM 311
B.S., University of Utah
M.S., University of Utah
Ph.D., University of Utah
Assistant Professor
Email: Soonkie.Nam@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-1970
Office: CM 242
B.S., Ajou University
M.E., Ajou University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Associate Department Head / Associate Professor
Email: Marc.Robinson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2563
Office: CM 243
B.S., Utah State University
M.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., University of California-San Diego
Assistant Professor
Email: Christopher.Shearer@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2268
Office: CM 315
B.S., Ohio Northern University
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor
Email: James.Stone@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2443
Office: CM 314
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor
Email: Keith.Whitaker@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1694
Office: CM 123
B.S., University of Rhode Island
J.D., University of Maine
Fabrication Technician
Email: Forest.Cooper@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-6677
Office: CM 221
Program Assistant II
Email: Ellen.Haffner@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2490
Office: CM 119
B.S., Black Hills State University
Secretary
Email: Arlene.Lichtenecker@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2439
Office: CM 118

Emeritus Faculty

Sangchul Bang  
Professor Emeritus and Research Scientist IV
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)                                                                             
Email: Sangchul.Bang@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2440
CM 238

Thomas A Fontaine
Professor Emeritus
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)                                                                             
Email: Thomas.Fontaine@sdsmt.edu
Education:
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Marion (MR) R Hansen  
Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer 
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Email: MR.Hansen@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2439, Office CM 118
Education:
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., North Caroline State University

Henry V Mott (2015) 
Professor Emeritus
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 
Email: Henry.Mott@sdsmt.edu
Education:
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.SE., Washington State University
Ph.D., University of Michigan