Kenneth R. Leitch, Ph.D., PE
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Office: Engineering Building, Room 105
Dr. Leitch joined the Department of Engineering and Computer Science in 2009. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Honors in 1995, an M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2002 all from New Mexico State University. He anticipates graduating with an MBA in Dec 2009 from Colorado Christian University.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Leitch teaches various civil, mechanical, and general engineering topics such as fundamentals of engineering, surveying, statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, concrete design, steel design, materials engineering, transportation engineering, introduction to CAD, engineering economics, engineering ethics, and finite element analysis/matrix analysis.
Dr. Leitch has coauthored several publications in structural and transportation subareas of the civil engineering discipline and in engineering education, a key area of passion and commitment for him.
Dr. Leitch is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Leitch’s research interests include engineering education pedagogy, structural analysis, materials testing, close-range photogrammetry, and 3D modeling techniques.
Dr. Leitch is originally from El Paso, TX and enjoys the great outdoors. He enjoys tennis and racquetball, swimming, bowling, and physical fitness. He also is a technology wizard who enjoys exploring new technologies and devices.