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The Los Angeles Section is fortunate to have eleven active student chapters within its boundaries.  The success of each of these student chapters is dependant on the Faculty and Practitioner advisors that are assigned to the student chapter. 

The faculty advisor for the student chapter is a volunteer position consisting of a member of the faculty that advises the student chapter on activities, provides guidance for working within the university, and provides leadership for the students within the student chapter.

Each of the Faculty Advisors and their contact information is shown below:

Jong-Wha Bai

California Baptist University

Jong-Wha Bai, Ph.D., P.E.

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Phone: (951) 343-4935

Daniel Jansen

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Daniel Jansen, Ph.D., P.E., FACI

Vice President - Student Activities

1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0353

Phone: (805) 756-2509

Seema Shah-Fairbank

Cal Poly Pomona

Seema Shah-Fairbank, Ph.D, P.E.

Past President

CE Dept., Bldg. 9, Rm. 421
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: (909) 869-3954

Pratanu Ghosh

Cal State University Fullerton

Pratanu Ghosh, Ph.D.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
800 N State College Blvd
California State University, Fullerton CA 92831

Phone: (657) 278-4602

Lisa Star

California State University, Long Beach

Lisa Star, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Dept. of Civil Engineering & Construction Management
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

Phone: 562-985-5118

Mehran Mazari

California State University, Los Angeles

Mehran Mazari, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

Department of Civil Engineering
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: 323-332-1823

Rais Ahmad

California State University, Northridge

Rais Ahmad, Ph.D

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Phone: (818) 677-3419

Joel Lanning

University of California, Irvine

Joel Lanning, Ph.D

Phone: 949-824-3765

Jonathon Stewart

University of California, Los Angeles

Jonathon Stewart, Ph.D

Phone: (310) 206-2990

Joseph Weber

Loyola Marymount University

Joseph Weber, Ph.D.

Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 310.338.7358

Amy Rechenmacher

University of Southern California

Amy Rechenmacher, Ph.D

3620 South Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089
USC Mail Code: 2531

Phone: (213) 740-3615