Steven D. Leftwich, Ph.D., P.E., P.S.
Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering Department
Dr. Leftwich has over 39 years of industrial and academic experience in structural analysis and design of steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and timber structures. Before academia, he worked eight years for Bechtel National Inc. performing analysis and design of structures for nuclear waste repository, solar energy and space shuttle launch site projects.
During his tenure at WVU Tech, Dr. Leftwich has taught several classes including Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Surveying, Software Tools, Structural Analysis, Advanced Structural Analysis, Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Timber Design, Civil Engineering Projects and sessions for F.E. and P.E. reviews. Dr. Leftwich is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in California and West Virginia and a licensed surveyor in West Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia in 1980.