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geology and engineering educator

Terry Ronald West, American geology and engineering educator. Registered professional engineer, Missouri. Grantee Federal Highway Administration, 1971-1975, 92-97, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975-1977, National Science Foundation, 1972-1974, Indiana Department Natural Resources, 1987-1992.


West, Terry Ronald was born on August 15, 1936 in St. Louis. Son of Echard August and Bessie Belle (Enloe) West.


Bachelor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1959. Bachelor in Geological Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 1959. Master of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1962.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1966.


Teaching assistant, Washington University, 1959-1961;geological engineer, Reitz & Jens Cons., St. Louis, 1960-1961;instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1961-1966;assistant professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1966-1971;associate professor geology and engineering to professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1996, 96-;senior geological and engineering consultant, ATEC Associations, Indianapolis, 1969-1980;private practice consultant geology and engineering, West Lafayette, since 1980.


  • Registered professional engineer, Missouri.



President Parent-Teachers Association, West Lafayette, 1971-1972. Elder Center Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, Inc., 1984-1986. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Association Engineering Geologists (board directors, citation), Highway Geology Symposium (board directors since 1968, chairman, medallion), Rotary (board directors Lafayette club 1992-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, sports, traveling.


Married Shirley Jean Mueller, August 10, 1957. Children: Jill Katheryn West Duncan, Matthew Edward.

Echard August West

Bessie Belle (Enloe) West

Shirley Jean Mueller

Jill Katheryn West Duncan West

Matthew Edward West