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Engineering educator

Edward James Cording, Swiss, Italian, American engineering educator.


Cording, Edward James was born on December 20, 1937 in Geneva, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Geology, Wheaton College, 1960;Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Illinois, 1963;PhDCE, University of Illinois, 1967.


Research assistant, Illinois State Geological Survey, Urbana, 1960-1961;research assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1961-1964;assistant professor сivil engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, 1967-1972;associate professor сivil engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, 1972-1975;professor сivil engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, since 1975;soils engineer, Shannon & Wilson Inc., Seattle, 1962-1964;mining engineer, Fenix and Scisson Inc., Mercury, Nevada, 1964-1965. Consultant superconducting super collider, Underground Technology Advisory Panel, Dallas, 1984. Member United States Nuclear Waste Technology Review Board, Washington, since 1992, United Nations Development Program, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1980-1981, Taipei-Ilan Expressway, Taiwan, since 1989.

Member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission board Mount Hope (New Jersey) Waterpower Project. Member, vice chairman United States National Committee on Tunneling Technology, 1980-1981, chairman, 1981-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author over 60 published articles in field.


Member leadership board Twin City Bible Church, Urbana, 1986-1989. Captain C.E., United States Army, 1965-1967, Waterways Exprt. Station, Vietnam; 1st lieutenant Army Corp Engineers.

Member National Academy of Engineering, Geological Society of America, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society Rock Mechanics, Association Engineering Geologists, International Society Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, American Underground Association, Chi Epsilon.


S. Edward A. and Ruth Margaret (James) C. Married Norma Daire Guest, November 17, 1973. 1 child, Evan James.

Norma Daire Guest

Evan James Cording