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Jon Lester

  • Jon Lester
  • Lecturer
  • Engineering Technology
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3775
  • jmlester@odu.edu
  • Dr. Lester received his BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, his MS in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University, and PhD in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. Dr. Lester is currently a Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Technology Department, F. Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Lester had two years of teaching experience at Virginia Military Institute, and three years teaching and research at West Virginia University focusing on culvert hydrodynamics. He also has more than ten years of experience in private consulting in Virginia and West Virginia working on water, wastewater and stormwater design and construction projects. His specialty is Water Resources and Construction. He teaches the following undergraduate courses; Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology and Drainage, Fundamentals of Building Construction, Soils and Foundations, Soils Testing Laboratory, Strength of Materials, and Materials Testing Laboratory. Dr. Lester remains active in consulting and works part time for a local Water Resources focused firm assisting with design and construction projects in the Hampton Roads area for a variety of clients, including the City of Norfolk and Suffolk. He brings real world practical experience from his current and past design projects and is able to provide students with authentic problems that they will face upon graduation. Dr. Lester is a retired Marine reservist with over twenty years of service. He was activated twice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He is an infantry officer and during his most recent mobilization, he served as the Mission Assurance Officer for U.S. Marine Forces Command, in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Lester is married with two sons and lives in Chesapeake, VA.
  • Education

    West Virginia University , 2003
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    West Virginia University, 1997
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Virginia Military Institute, 1992
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

  • Licensures and Certifications

    Professional Engineer
    Sponsoring Organization: NCEES
    Date Obtained: 2004-06-14
    Expiration Date: 2012-06-30
  • Expertise

    Engineering Technology
    Water Resources
    Engineering Technology