Civil Engineering Undergraduate Advising Team

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Kara Lattimer
211-B Patton Hall, 540-231-7148,  Ms. Lattimer serves as the lead academic advisor for the CEE Department. She disseminates advising information to faculty advisors as well as working with many students herself. Academic issues or challenges are first handled through her office. Information about curriculum, courses, and departmental processes can be handled through her office.
Dr. Joe Dove
110 Patton Hall,  Dr. Dove is a faculty member in the Geotechnical Program Area of the Department. He often teaches undergraduate courses in geotechnical engineering. Dr. Dove has an interest in ground improvement, direct and remote sensing, climate change and strategies for adaptation, and geochemistry of earth materials. He is well versed in the undergraduate curriculum and is happy to answer student questions.
Dr. Bill Knocke
220-B Patton Hall,  Dr. Knocke is a faculty member in the Environmental and Water Resources Program Area of the Department. He regularly teaches undergraduate coursework and can be considered extremely knowledgeable in the field of water and wastewater. Dr. Knocke has worked with undergraduates on many different levels and enjoys assisting them with development of research and academic goals.He serves as the CEE Department’s liaison to the Undergraduate Honors students. Any student who is enrolled in the Undergraduate Honors program or seeks to perform undergraduate research should be connecting with Dr. Knocke.
Dr. Kathleen L. Hancock
301-D1 Patton Hall,  Dr. Hancock is a faculty member in the Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering Area of the Department. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and works with graduate students who focus on transportation infrastructure and systems engineering. Dr. Hancock has an interest in freight operations and planning, transportation safety, and geospatial solutions to transportation problems.
Dr. Scott Case
460 Turner Street, Suite 304,
Dr. Case is a faculty member in the Structural Engineering and Materials area of the department. He often teaches undergraduate courses in geotechnical engineering. Dr. Case has an interest in the experimental characterization and modeling of engineering materials and structures (particularly those involving fiber-reinforced composites). He is a three-time Virginia Tech alumnus and is interested in helping students successfully complete their degrees as well as plan for the future. 
Dr. Monty Abbas
301 D-3 Patton Hall,  Dr. Abbas is a faculty member in the Transportation, Infrastructure and Systems Engineering Program Area of the Department. His interests are in real-time traffic control, traffic flow theory, driver behavior, ITS, transportation modeling and safety, artificial intelligence and systems optimization. Dr. Abbas teaches undergraduate transportation classes as well as the computer applications class.
Claire White
208 Patton Hall,  Claire White is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Land Development within the Department and also works in the Real Estate Program. Her primary role in the department is teaching as part of the undergraduate curriculum.  Claire’s experience includes first-hand knowledge of the CEE Department as well as working for a private consulting firm.  She is available to advise students on their time at Virginia Tech and beyond.