Assistant Professor Gerarda M. Shields


Title: Assistant Professor
Year joined the college: 2005

Professional Preparation:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The City College, New York, NY
    (expected completion 2011)
M.S. Civil Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, 2004
B.S. Civil Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, 2003
Professional Engineering (P.E.) License, State of California, 2006

Courses Taught at the College/University Level
Statics, Fluid Mechanics & Laboratory, Soil Mechanics & Laboratory, Construction Management, Steel Design, & Concrete Design

Consulting Work
Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, New York, NY, 2001 - present
Bridge Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer
Responsibilities include: routine and emergency monitoring of scour critical bridges; bridge hydrology and hydraulics analysis and design; development of contract drawings, specifications, cost estimates and bid packages for scour countermeasures; construction support services and inspection; and development of the Scour Monitoring Program Manual for Long Island Bridges (2nd Edition).

Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Shields, G.M., King, P.C., (2010). "City Polytechnic High School: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology Studies," American Society of Engineering Education Northeast Regional Conference.
Hunt, B.E., Price, G.R., Shields, G.M., (2007). "Practices for Monitoring Scour Critical Bridges." ERWI Conference, Tampa, FL.
Briaud, J.L., Hunt, B.E., Shields, G.M., (2006). "Scour of Bridge Foundations." GeoCongress Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Publications (Non Peer Reviewed)
Shields, G.M., King, P.C., (2009). "Synergy in STEM: City Polytechical High School - An Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Studies." CUNY STEM Conference.

Books Chapter Contributions
Hunt, B.E. (2010). NCHRP Synthesis 396: Monitoring Scour Critical Bridges, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
Synthesis team members: Nicholas J. Altebrando, STV Incorporated; Gerald R. Price, ETI Instrument Systems Inc.; and Gerarda M. Shields, New York City College of Technology

Peer Review of Books and Journals
Aghayere, A., Vigil, J. (2008). Structural Steel Design: A Practice-Oriented Approach. 1st Ed., Prentice Hall, New York. Peer reviewed textbook in 2007.

Received Grants and Fellowships:
Perkins II Grant ($45k) 2007-2008
Lorraine Beitler Student Endowment Fund ($665) 2007
Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Fellow ($2075) 2006

Awards and Honor Societies
ASCE Met Section Young Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award, June 15, 2007
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (2002 - present)
Chi Epsilon Honor Society (2002 - present)

Society Affiliations
American Society of Civil Engineers (2004 - present)
Society of Women Engineers (1999 - 2007)
New York State Engineering Technology Association (2005 - 2007)

Professional Development:
NHI — Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges, course, 2005
USACOE — Stream Investigation, Stabilization and Restoration, course, 2004
AREMA — Stream Stability and Scour at Railroad Bridges, course, 2002
PADI — Open Water Diver, 2001; Dry Suit, 2004; Advanced, In Progress