McGinley receives The Masonry Society’s John B. Scalzi Research Award
Professor W. Mark McGinley, PhD, received The Masonry Society’s John B. Scalzi Research Award at the Greenville, SC, meetings of TMS September 2012. The award was presented by Max Porter on behalf of the Research Committee of TMS at the Awards Luncheon. Dr. McGinley is a Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research in the Civil and Environmental Engineering J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. Prior to this current position, Mark has held positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Architectural Engineering at North Carolina A&T from 1988 to 2006 (and Department Chair of Civil, Architectural, Agricultural, and Environmental Engineering in 2006). He has earned a BS, MS and PhD from University of Alberta in Edmonton Alberta Canada.
Dr. McGinley has taught courses on Theory of Structures, Computer Programming, Statics, Structural Analysis, EIT and PE Review Courses, Masonry Design, Concrete Design, Wood Design, and Structural Systems and Building Design. He is a past winner of the TMS Distinguished Service Award and outstanding TMS Journal Paper. He has served on several TMS and ASTM committees and received the Award of Merit and Fellow award from ASTM, along with the Gil Robinson Memorial Award. Mark has served on several TMS committees, including TAC, MSJC (chaired two of these subcommittees), the Board and others. He has taught 22 Seminars on the MSJC and the MDG for TMS and has given several research presentations. He has served as a professional consultant on over 35 projects. Dr. McGinley has served as an investigator on over 45 research projects and has published over 96 significant publications.
The Award is named after Dr. John B. Scalzi of the National Science Foundation who stimulated masonry research through masonry workshops and funding of numerous masonry research projects, including the U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research (TCCMaR, etc.). Dr. McGinley joins a distinguished list of past Scalzi Award winners that includes Jason Ingham (2011), Paulo Lorenco (2010), Benson Shing (2009), David I. McLean (2008), Arturo E. Schultz (2007), Max L. Porter (2006), Miha Tomazevic (2005), Ahmad Hamid (2004), John Dawe (2003), Luigia Binda (2002), Adrian Page (2001), Nigel Shrive (2000), Richard E. Klingner (1999), Nigel M.J. Priestley (1998), Daniel P. Abrams (1997), Richard H. Atkinson (1996), Russell H. Brown (1995), Arnold Hendry (1994), Clarence B. Monk (1993), Robert G. Drysdale (1992), James L. Noland (1991) and John B. Scalzi (1990) whom the award is named after.