Areas of research, teaching, and professional practice include soil dynamics, effects
of blasting on structures, flexible pavements, soil stabilization, deep and shallow
foundations, lateral earth pressures, and retaining walls.
At present, Dr. Humphries serves as Senior Geotechnical Consultant for Terracon Consultants,
Inc., a national engineering firm with approximately 3,000 employees with locations
in over 100 cities in the U.S.
In recognition of Dr. Humphries' service to the Engineering community, he has received
numerous awards and honors including the "Order of the Palmetto" (South Carolina's
highest honor), the rank of "Fellow" by both ASCE and NSPE, South Carolina "Engineer
of the Year", the "Public Service Award", the "Letalier Cup", and the Government Employee
of the Year", among others.
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical with emphasis on Soil Dynamics), NC State
- M.S., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of South Carolina, 1964
- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1958