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Abi Aghayere, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Education:

  • Management Development Program (MDP), Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Alberta
  • S.M. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (First Class Honors), University of Lagos (Lagos, Nigeria)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structural design and failure analysis
  • Student learning enhancement and outcomes assessment

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies (2009 - present)
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies (2009 - 2011)
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (1996 - 2009) Acting Chair, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
    Faculty Associate, College of Applied Science and Technology
    Professor, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Halsall Associates (Toronto, Canada) (1988 - 1996)
    Structural Engineer
  • University of Ilorin (Nigeria) (1981-1982)
    Assistant Lecturer, Civil Engineering

Honors and Awards:

  • 2009-2010 Goodwin College Dean’s Service and Leadership Award
  • Exceptional Scholar Award, College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 2006-2007.
  • RIT’s Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2004-05
  • 2003 ASEE Annual Conference PIC II Best Paper Award

Research Interests:

  • Structural testing and development of new structural systems and materials
  • Non-destructive testing of structural elements
  • Sustainability
  • Student learning enhancement and outcomes assessment
  • Leadership development in higher education and the construction industry

Selected Works

  • George F. Limbrunner and Abi O. Aghayere, “Reinforced Concrete Design,” 7th Edition, 544 pp, Prentice-Hall, 2009.
  • Abi Aghayere and Jason Vigil, “Structural Steel Design: A Practice-oriented Approach,” Prentice Hall, 691 pp. 2009.
  • Abi Aghayere and Jason Vigil, “Structural Wood Design: A Practice-Oriented Approach Using the ASD Method,” 396 pp, John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
  • Abi Aghayere and Walt Buchanan, “A Bench-mark Study of Scholarship-Related Activities in Engineering Technology,” Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 23, No. 2, fall 2006.
  • Aghayere Abi, “The Case for Ongoing Student Course Assessment,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Portland, Oregon, June 12-15, 2005
  • Aghayere Abi, “Strategies for Enhancing the Scholarly Productivity of Engineering Technology Educators,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23, 2004
  • Aghayere Abi et al, “The Scholarship Horizons in Engineering Technology: Choosing the Best Path”, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Nashville, TN, June 22-25, 2003 (principal author and de facto chair of the Engineering Technology Council Task Force on ET Scholarship. This article won a national “Best Paper” award from ASEE)
  • Aghayere Abi, “Design of simply supported concrete plates under combined in-plane and transverse loads”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 88, No. 4, July/August 1991.
  • Aghayere, Abieyuwa and MacGregor, J.G., “Tests of reinforced concrete plates under combined in-plane and transverse loads”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol 87, No. 6, November/December 1990.
  • Aghayere, A.O. and MacGregor, J.G., “Analysis of concrete plates under combined in-plane and transverse loads”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 87, No. 5, September/October 1990.
Abi Aghayere
Abi Aghayere, Ph.D., P.Eng.
School: Goodwin College of Professional Studies
Telephone: 215-571-3899
Email: abi@drexel.edu
Fax: 215-571-3936