Charles Riley
Civil Engineering
Structural Mechanics
Structural Dynamics
Bridge Design and Rating
Engineering Education
  • Doctor of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University 2009    
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University    2003    
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Swarthmore College 2001    

Dr. C.J. Riley is a registered professional engineer (OR) and professor of civil engineering at Oregon Tech. He completed his Ph.D. at Colorado State University in structural mechanics and has two years of experience in bridge design, rating, and software development for transportation structures with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. He is the graduate program director and advisor to the ASCE-AGC (American Society of Civil Engineers and Associated General Contractors) Student Chapter. Dr. Riley is active with the American Society for Engineering Education. He studies and lives engineering education and loves lighting up a classroom with hands-on demonstrations and relevant case studies that bring theory to life. You're most likely to find him out shaking local bridges with his students to quantify structural health or testing large-scale structural components in the structures lab.