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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Wilfred Kenneth Humphries

Title: Dean Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
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Areas of research, teaching, and professional practice include soil dynamics, effects of blasting on structures, flexible pavements, soil stabilization, deep and shallow foundations, lateral earth pressures, and retaining walls.

At present, Dr. Humphries serves as Senior Geotechnical Consultant for Terracon Consultants, Inc., a national engineering firm with approximately 3,000 employees with locations in over 100 cities in the U.S.

In recognition of Dr. Humphries' service to the Engineering community, he has received numerous awards and honors including the "Order of the Palmetto" (South Carolina's highest honor), the rank of "Fellow" by both ASCE and NSPE, South Carolina "Engineer of the Year," the "Public Service Award," the "Letalier Cup," and the Government Employee of the Year," among others.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical with emphasis on Soil Dynamics),  NC State University, 1966
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of South Carolina, 1964
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1958

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