Title: Professor Emeritus of Structural Engineering
Company: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
J. Leroy Hulsey, Professor Emeritus of Structural Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in structural engineering.
Dr. Hulsey became involved in his profession because he grew up on a farm in Missouri where his family did not have access to good education due to the Great Depression. While he struggled through his own academic studies, he soon learned that in order to succeed he needed a balance of education and social engagements. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1964, and earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from the institution in 1966. He studied at the University of Illinois from 1968 to 1972 before returning to Missouri University of Science and Technology to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in structural engineering in 1976.
Dr. Hulsey began working while still matriculating, and served as a design engineer and then project engineer with Daily & Associates Engineers Inc. in the 1960s and early 1970s. In 1972, he accepted a research and teaching assistant position at Missouri University Science and Technology prior to becoming an assistant professor of civil engineering at North Carolina State University in 1976. From 1979 to 1983, Dr. Hulsey provided his skills and expertise as the president of Civil Engineering and Applied Research, Inc. and from 1981 to 1987, of Applied Computer Services, Inc. In addition to these roles, Dr. Hulsey served as an associate and officer manager of Sutton-Kennerly & Associates, Inc. from 1983 to 1985. In 1993, he joined Advanced Consolidated Engineering Technologies, Inc. as an assistant director and vice president. He held this position until 2011. From 2001 to 2011, he also served as the president and CEO of Alignment Systems, Inc. in Fairbanks. His last two positions prior to retiring include serving as the associate director of the Alaska University Transportation Center from 2006 to 2011, and as the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 2015 to 2019.
For Dr. Hulsey, one of his career highlights he is most proud of happened in 2020, when he completed a four-year study with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which is an organization that assumed the collapse of the World Trade Center 7 that happened on the afternoon of September 11, 2001 was not caused by fire as reported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He was provided a grant of $350,000 by the organization that went to his university and compiled a report along with several presentations. Also notably, he was a keynote speaker at the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2016.
In addition to this achievement, Dr. Hulsey has been the recipient of numerous accolades. In 2006, he earned a Recognition Award from the Civil Engineering Department and Engineering Community. He received the Chi-Epsilon Award for the Rocky Mountain District from 1999 to 2000, and was a grant recipient for the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Throughout his career, he maintained professional affiliation with the Association of General Contractors (AGC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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