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John D Rice, P.E.

John D Rice, P.E.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:30-1:30 P.M.
Office Location: EL 272
Phone: 797-8611

Educational Background:

PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008
MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, 1989
BS, Geology, Humboldt State University, 1984


John Rice is an Associate Professor in the Geotechnical Division of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Rice received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering from the Virginia Tech in 2007. Prior earning his Ph.D., he worked 17 years as a geotechnical engineering consultant for Kleinfelder and Woodward-Clyde Consultants in California. As a consultant, his specialties were in the areas of landslide mitigation and levees. His primary research interests include slope stability and seepage related to earth structures (dams and levees) and stability of natural slopes.