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The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, December 1998
Drexel University, M.S. in Civil Engineering, December 1993
Drexel University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, June 1991
Study Abroad Coordinator: Please stop by and see me or email me if you are considering studying abroad. Also, look at the International Studies web site for more information. It is best for Civil Engineering students to go abroad second semester of Sophomore year, but other semesters are possible. Early planning is crucial, so come by!
Assessment Chair: I help to ensure that we maintain our accreditation through ABET, Inc. If you have an opinion you would like to share about our program, feel free to see me.
Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Member of International Leadership Team of Villanova University
Chair of the Continuing Education Committee of the Geo-Institute
Secretary and Treasurer of the Civil Engineering Division of American Society for Engineering Education
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership - my research focuses on the geotechnical aspects of stormwater control measures, specifically, I have been researching:
Cost effective monitoring
Use of recycled materials, including HDPE pipe for water conveyance and asphalt, in transportation applications
Peer Reviewed Publications
Welker, A., Mandarano, L., Greising, K., and Mastrocola, K. "Application of a Monitoring Plan for Stormwater Control Measures in the Philadelphia Region," Journal of Environmental Engineering, posted on-line ahead of print.
Welker, A., McCarthy, L., Gilbert Jenkins, J.K, and Nemirovsky, E. (2013) “Examination of the Material Found in the Pore Spaces of Two Permeable Pavements,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 4, pp. 278-284.
Nemirovsky, E., Welker, A., and Lee, R. (2013) “Quantifying Evaporation from Pervious Concrete Systems: Methodology and Hydrologic Perspective,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 4, pp. 271-277.
Gaitan, L., Mehta, Y., Nolan, A., DuBois, E., Reger, D., Purdy, C., McCarthy, L., and Welker, A. “Evaluation of the Degree of Blending of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) For Warm Mix Asphalt,” Journal of Solid Waste Management and Technology, in press.
Welker, A., Barbis, J., and Jeffers, P. (2012) “A Side-by-Side Comparison of Pervious Concrete and Porous Asphalt,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 148, No. 4, pp. 809-819.
Radlinska, A., Welker, A., Greising, K., Campbell, B., and Littlewood, D. (2012) “Long-Term Field Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavement,” Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2012, ID no. 380795, 9 p.
Welker, A. and Wadzuk, B. (2012) “How Students Spend Their Time,” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 138, No. 3, pp. 198-206.
Horst, M., Welker, A., and Traver, R. (2011) “Multiyear Performance of a Pervious Concrete Infiltration Basin BMP,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 6, pp. 352-358.
Machusick, M., Welker, A., and Traver, R. (2011) “Groundwater Mounding at a Storm-Water Infiltration BMP,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 3, pp. 154-160.
Gilbert Jenkins, J.K., Wadzuk, B.M. and Welker, A.L. (2010) “Fines Accumulation and Distribution in a Stormwater Rain Garden Nine Years Post Construction,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 12, pp. 862-869.
Kwiatkowski, M., Welker, A.L., and Traver, R., Vanacore, M., and Ladd, T. (2007) “Evaluation of an Infiltration Best Management Practice Utilizing Pervious Concrete,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 1208-1222.
Heasom, W., Traver, R.G., and Welker A. (2006) “Hydrologic Modeling of a Bioinfiltration Best Management Practice Using HEC-HMS,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 1329-1347.
Welker, A.L., Devine, B.J., Goughnour, R., and Foster, J. (2004) "Measurement of In-situ Hydraulic Conductivity and Coefficient of Consolidation using Prefabricated Vertical Drains," Transportation Research Record (TRR), Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1874, pp. 155-162.
Welker, A.L. and Gilbert R.B. (2004) "Design of a Measurement Program for Bench-Scale PVD Remediation System Tests using Bayesian Updating,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 1-11.
Herdin, K.M. and Welker, A.L. (2003) "Evaluation of Four Equivalent Diameter Formulations for Prefabricated Vertical Drains using Flow Rates." Geosynthetics International, Vol. 10, No. 3, available on-line at http://www.t-telford.co.uk.
Welker, A.L. and Gilbert, R.B. (2003) "The Calibration of a Flow and Transport Model with a Bench-Scale PVD Remediation System," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 129, No. 1, pp. 81-90.
Welker, A.L. and Gilbert, R.B. (2002) "An Experiment to Assess a PVD Remediation System," Waste Management, Vol. 22, No. 7, pp. 791-801.
Welker, A.L., Gilbert, R.B., and Bowders, J.J. (2000) "Using a Reduced Equivalent Diameter for a Prefabricated Vertical Drain to Account for Smear," Geosynthetics International, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 47-57.
Welker, A.L., Bowders, J.J., and Gilbert, R.B. (1999) "Applied Research Using a Transparent Material with Hydraulic Properties Similar to Soil," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 266-270.
Selected Conference Proceedings and Trade Journals
Welker, A.L., McCarthy, L, Komlos, J., and Fry, A. (2012) “Information Literacy: A Field Guide for the Path of Life Long Learning,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 12-15.
Welker, A.L. (2012) “Geotechnical Engineering Education: The State of the Art in 2011,” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA, March 25-29.
Nemirovsky, E., Welker, A.L., and Traver, R.G. (2011) “Evaporation from a Pervious Concrete Stormwater Control Measure: Parameterization, Quantification, and Evaluation,” Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26.
Welker, A.L. and Wadzuk, B.M. (2011) “Development of a Stormwater Control Measure Microcosm to Measure Evapotranspiration,” Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, TX, March 13-16.
Barbis, J. and Welker, A.L. (2010) “Stormwater Temperature Mitigation Beneath Porous Pavements,” Proceedings of the 2010 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Providence, RI, May 16-20.
Welker, A.L., Traver, R.G., and Wadzuk, B.M. (2010) “Integration of Education, Scholarship, and Service Through Stormwater Management,” Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Vol. 146, No. 1, pp. 83-91.
Welker, A.L. (2009) “Lessons Learned from the Recent Accreditation Cycle” Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, June 14-17.
Hankins, K., Welker, A.L., and Mandarano, L. (2008) “An Integrated Monitoring Plan for BioInfiltration BMPs,” The Proceedings of GeoCongress 2008, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12.
Welker, A.L. and Puppala, A. (2008) “Report on education and training in geo-engineering sciences in the United States of America,” The Proceedings of the First International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences, Constantza, Romania, June.
Welker A.L., Gore, M., and Traver, R.G. (2006) “Evaluation of the Long Term Impacts of an Infiltration BMP,” proceedings of the The 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE-2006), Philadelphia, PA, September 10-13.
Culligan, P., Mullen, G., Sukumaran, B., Sutterer, K., Welker, A., (2005) "Geotechnical Engineering Education: The Present and the Future," Geo-Strata, November/December, Geo-Institute of ASCE, pp. 17-20, 32.
Traver, R.G., Welker, A.L., Horst, M., Vanacore, M., Braga, A. and Kob, L. (2005) “Lessons in Porous Concrete,” Stormwater, July/August, pp. 130-136.
Welker, A.L., Quintiliano, B., and Green, L. (2005) “Information Literacy: Skills for Life,” The Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, June 12-15. Winner of the Glen L. Martin Best Paper Award.
Kwiatkowski, M. and Welker, A.L. (2003) "Development of a Monitoring Program for a Porous Concrete BMP", The Proceedings of the World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003, Philadelphia, PA, June 23-26, pp. 2439-2448.
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GLY 2805 Geology for Engineers
CEE 3801 Soil Mechanics
CEE 3901 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CEE 4611 Civil Engineering Service Learning
4612 Undergraduate Research
CEE 4801 Foundation Design
CEE 4601 CEE Professional Practice
CEE 4606 Geotechnical Capstone Design
CEE 8103 Geosynthetics
CEE 8104 Geoenvironmental Engineering
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