The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors have approved the promotion of Mike Garvin and Kevin Heaslip to the rank of Professor

Michael J. Garvin

Mike Garvin has been a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2005. Prior to Virginia Tech, he was a faculty member at Columbia University. Garvin’s areas of research include infrastructure and real asset management, infrastructure and real asset investment and finance decisions, and project delivery and procurement systems. He teaches courses including Contract Administration and Claims Resolutions, Construction Management, and Facility Delivery and Financing.

He has been recognized as a Virginia Tech Executive Development Institute Scholar, a Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Outside of the classroom, Garvin was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Southwest Asian Service Medal with two bronze stars.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, a master’s degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Kevin Heaslip

Kevin Heaslip has been a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2014. He is nationally recognized for his research on cyber-physical systems in civil infrastructure, especially critical infrastructure. His areas of expertise include measurement of system resilience, transportation resilience, transportation engineering, public transportation, and urban transportation planning.

In the classroom, Heaslip has taught/co-taught five different courses at Virginia Tech ranging from undergraduate introductory classes in transportation to graduate level classes in urban and regional transportation planning. He teaches a class on “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which is believed to be unique nationwide.

Heaslip serves or has served on numerous technical and administrative committees of the Transportation Research Board, the leading organization in the transportation discipline. He currently serves on AHD55 Signing and Marking Materials and AHB55: Work Zone Traffic Control Committee. He is a former member of AHB30: Vehicle-Highway Automation, advancing research topics regarding automated vehicle security. Heaslip is a member of the National Academy of Science Resilient America Roundtable since 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was honored as the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2014 and then received the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute of Transportation Engineers Outstanding Alumni award also in 2014.