UNLV Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction
David R. Shields, Ph.D., P.E. Dr. Shields is an Associate Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received two outstanding faculty awards and two service awards at UNLV. He has over 25 years of industry and government experience in construction, engineering, and research and eight years of academic experience. He was Co-Chair of the ASCE Civil Engineering in the Oceans V conference. He was the only manager in the 55-year history of the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory ever to win the Employee-of-the-Year Award. He has won numerous awards for project management. He has conducted research for the Construction Industry Institute, Center for Construction Industry Studies, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, OSHA and other organizations. He has published 45 journal and conference papers. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the M.S. and B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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