ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering w/ emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management
Dissertation: Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: A Comparative Analysis of Post-Disaster Shelter Coordination, Stakeholder Participation, and Training
Advisor: Dr. Amy Javernick-Will

University of Colorado Boulder
M.S. in Civil Engineering w/ emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management
Certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities
Certificate in College Teaching

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
B.S. in Civil Engineering w/ Honors


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:

Professional Engineer (PE), #87339
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists

LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), #11030068
United States Green Building Council

Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), #20449
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

U.S. Peace Corps Response, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Officer
Carigara, Leyte, Philippines – Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, September 2017 – Present

University of Colorado Boulder, Research Assistant
Boulder, CO – Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, August 2013 – September 2017

Build Change, Staff Engineer
Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines, May – July 2014

Kiewit Corporation, Bridge Engineer Intern
Waipahu, HI – Kamehameha Guideway, June – August 2013
Los Angeles, CA – I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening, June – August 2011

Flatiron Construction Corporation, Engineer Intern
San Francisco, CA – Presidio Parkway, July – September 2012

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Intern
Loma Linda, CA – VA Hospital, June – August 2010
Corona, CA – Prado Dam, May – September 2009
Highland, CA – 7 Oaks Dam, June – August 2008


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  1. Opdyke, A., Leprore, F., Javernick-Will, A., and Koschmann, M. (2017) “Inter-Organizational Resource Coordination in Post-Disaster Infrastructure Recovery.”Construction Management and Economics. 35 (8-9), 514-530. doi: 10.1080/01446193.2016.1247973
  2. Koschmann, M., Kopczynski, J., Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A. (2017) “Constructing Authority in Disaster Relief Coordination.” Electronic Journal of Communication. 29 (1-2).
  3. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Koschmann, M. (2017) “Infrastructure Hazard Resilience Trends: An Analysis of 25 years of Research.” Natural Hazards. 87 (2), 773-789. doi: 10.1007/s11069-017-2792-8
  4. Zerio, A., Opdyke, A., and Javernick-Will. (2016) “Characterizing Post-Disaster Reconstruction Training Methods and Learning Styles.” Engineering Project Organization Journal. 6 (2-4), 142-154. doi: 10.1080/21573727.2016.1257484

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW:

  1. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Koschmann, M. “Assessing the Impact of Household Participation on Satisfaction and Safe Design in Humanitarian Shelter Projects.” Submitted to Disasters.
  2. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Koschmann, M. “A Comparative Analysis of Coordination, Participation, and Training in Post-Disaster Shelter Projects.” Submitted to Natural Hazards Review.
  3. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Koschmann, M. “Household Construction Knowledge Acquisition in Humanitarian Shelter Projects.” Submitted to International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., Koschmann, M., and Moench, H. (2016). “A Constitutive Communication Lens of Stakeholder Participation in Post-Disaster Recovery.Proceedings of the 2016 Engineering Project Organization Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2016. *Best Paper Award*
  2. Zerio, A., Opdyke, A., and Javernick-Will (2016). “Effectiveness of Training in Post-Disaster Reconstruction.” Proceedings of the 2016 Engineering Project Organization Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2016.
  3. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., Koschmann, M. and Moench, H. (2016). “Characterizing Post-Disaster Shelter Design and Material Selection: Lessons from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.” Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2016.
  4. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., Koschmann, M., and Moench, H. (2015). “Emergent Coordination Practice in Post-Disaster Planning of Infrastructure Systems.” Proceedings of the 2015 Engineering Project Organization Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, June 2015.
  5. Opdyke, A. and Javernick-Will, A. (2014). “Building Coordination Capacity: Post-Disaster Organizational Twitter Networks.” Proceedings of the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA, October 2014.
  6. Opdyke, A. and Javernick-Will, A. (2014). “Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: The Role of Coordination, Stakeholder Participation, and Training in Post-Disaster Construction.” Proceedings of the 2014 Engineering Project Organization Conference, Granby, CO, July 2014.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ACCEPTED:

  1. Venable, C., Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., and Liel, A. “Community Participation in Post-Disaster Shelter Programs: Examining the Evolution of Participation in Planning, Design, and Construction.” Construction Research Congress. New Orleans, LA, April 2018.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Hirano, S., Serdaroglu, E., [and 84 others, including Opdyke, A.] “Minimum Standards for Shelter, Settlement, and Non-Food Items.” 2018 Sphere Handbook. (forthcoming)
  2. Opdyke, A., Dalgado, D., and Maynard, V. “Typhoon Haiyan Overview.” Shelter Projects 2015-2016, A. Piccioli, J. Ashmore, K. Kosareff, and J. Mamo, eds., International Organization for Migration (IOM), 32-35. ISBN: 978-92-9068-736-8.
  3. Opdyke, A., Javernick-Will, A., Koschmann, K. “Typhoon Haiyan: Shelter Case Studies.” Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, University of Colorado Boulder. January 2017.
  4. Opdyke, A. “Participation in Humanitarian Shelter: Policy Brief on Haiyan Response.” January 2017.
  5. Opdyke, A., Tabo, P., and Javernick-Will, A. “Urban Sheltering: Evidence on Rental Subsidies and Hosting.” Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Practice Network. January 2017.
  6. Opdyke, A. and Javernick-Will, A. “Re-Envisioning Evacuation: Reducing Mortality Through Social Development and Community Sheltering.” UNISDR International Disaster Reduction Day. September 2016.
  7. Eberwein, A. Opdyke, A., and Ruh, A. “Development 101: A Guide for Aspiring Young Development Professionals.” March 2016.
  8. Opdyke, A. and Javernick-Will, A. “Typhoon Yolanda Recovery: Reflecting on 2 Years of Reconstruction.” ReliefWeb. November 2015.
  9. Opdyke, A. and Javernick-Will, A. “Co-Creating Knowledge of Resilience Principles through Local Stories.” UNISDR International Disaster Reduction Day. October 2015.

INVITED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS:

  1. “Assessment, Research, and Technical Issues in the Settlements Approach.” Shelter and Settlements Stakeholder Conference. Washington, DC, June 2017.
  2. “Participation Pathways to Increased Social Capital in Humanitarian Shelter Projects.” (Presented by Amy Javernick-Will) 8th i-Rec Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2017.
  3. “A Comparative Analysis of Shelter Modalities Following the Haiyan Response.” InterAction Shelter and Settlements Working Group. Washington, DC, February 9, 2017.
  4. “Enhanced Shelter Delivery through Improved Technical Guidance and Holistic Risk Reduction.” Shelter Cluster. Manila, Philippines, November 15, 2016.
  5. “Shelter Self-Recovery Interventions and Impacts: Evidence from Typhoon Haiyan.” Support for Shelter Self-Recovery: Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan. London, UK, November 10, 2016.
  6. “An Analysis of Community Based Risk Reduction Messages.” (Presented by Mohamed Hilmi) International Disaster Risk Reduction Day. Washington, DC, November 3, 2016.
  7. “Shelter Approaches in Humanitarian Response: Framing Participation of Stakeholders” Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, October 10, 2016.
  8. “Measuring the Impact of Cluster Guidelines: An Assessment of Response to Typhoon Haiyan.” Shelter Centre Shelter Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, October 7, 2016.
  9. “Engineering for Developing Communities: Graduate Certificate and Professional MS Programs.” Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference, Bruges, Belgium, September 5, 2016.
  10. “Participatory Community Engagement.” Engineers Without Borders-USA International Summit, Denver, CO, March 19, 2016.
  11. “Applying Resilience in Practice.” Engineers Without Borders-USA International Summit, Denver, CO, March 18, 2016.
  12. “Solving Society’s Audacious Challenges: The Nexus of Engineering and the Humanities.” California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 16, 2015.
  13. “Participatory Assessment and Implementation Strategies for Projects.” Engineers Without Borders-USA West Coast Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 14, 2015.
  14. “Engaging with Communities: Achieving Meaningful Participation in Development Projects.” (Plenary Session) Engineers Without Borders-USA West Coast Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 14, 2015.
  15. “Process over Product: Engaging Communities in Post-Disaster Shelter Design.” University of Colorado Boulder Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Boulder, CO, October 28, 2015.
  16. “Insights from Humanitarian Engineering Education: Connecting NGOs and Engineers in Disaster Response and Recovery.” Posner Center for International Development, Denver, CO, November 11, 2014
  17. “Moving Beyond Volunteering: Aspiring to a Career in Development.” California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, January 30, 2014
  18. “Engineering Recovery: Pathways to Community Reconstruction after Tsunamis.” Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, October 5, 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Colorado at Boulder, Teaching Assistant
Boulder, CO – Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

  • AREN 4420 – Cost Engineering (Spring 2014)
  • CVEN 3246 – Introduction to Construction (Fall 2013)

Guest Lectures

  • CVEN 5837 – Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management (Fall 2017)
  • CVEN 5147 – Civil Engineering Systems (Fall 2015)
  • AREN 4506 – Preconstruction Scheduling and Estimating (Spring 2015)
  • CVEN 5346 – Managing Engineering Organizations (Fall 2014)
  • AREN 4506 – Preconstruction Scheduling and Estimating (Fall 2014)
  • CVEN 4899 – Senior Project (Fall 2014)
  • AREN 4466 – Construction Planning and Scheduling (Fall 2013)

California Polytechnic State University, Teaching Assistant
San Luis Obispo, CA – Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering & Honors Program

  • HNRS 200 – Holistic Development (Spring 2013)
  • HNRS 321 – Undergraduate Research Methods and Practice (Spring 2012)
  • IME 142 – Introduction to Welding (Spring 2011)

IN THE NEWS:


RESEARCH PROJECTS:

National Science Foundation, Civil Infrastructure Systems (CiS) and Infrastructure Management in Extreme Events (IMEE), “Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems: Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes and Stakeholder Networks”. PI: Amy JavernickWill; Co-PI: Matthew Koschmann. Research Assistants: Aaron Opdyke, Florence Lepropre, Alexander Zerio $300,101. September 2014 – August 2017.

United States Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), “Informing Participatory Strategies for Post-Disaster Humanitarian Shelter: An Evidence Based Approach.” Fellow: Aaron Opdyke. $17,900. June 2016 – December 2016.


AWARDS AND HONORS:

USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow 2016
Engineers Without Borders-USA Founder’s Award 2013
Cal Poly College of Engineering Outstanding Graduating Senior – Service to University 2013


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Society of Civil Engineers (2009 – Present)
Engineers Without Borders-USA (2009 – Present)
United States Green Building Council (2015 – Present)


SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

Peer-Reviewer:

2018 Sphere Handbook Revision – Minimum Standards for Shelter, Settlement, and Non-Food Items (2017)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering (2016 – present)
Construction Management and Economics (2017 – present)
Engineering Project Organization Journal (2016 – present)


SKILLS

Languages
English – Native (C2 or S-5)
French – Beginner (A1 or S-1)
Spanish – Beginner (A1 or S-1)
Waray – Beginner (A1 or S-1)

Computer Proficiency
General: Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
Drafting: AutoCAD and SketchUp
Structural Design: RISA
Qualitative Analysis: NVivio
Statistical Analysis: R
Network Analysis: Netminer, Gephi
Geospatial: QGIS, OpenStreetMap, InaSAFE