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Civil Engineering

Stacey E. Tucker-Kulesza | Assistant Professor

Photo of Stacey Tucker-KuleszaSteve Hsu Keystone Research Scholar

Ph.D. - 2013, Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering
M.Eng. - 2009, Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering
B.S. - 2008, Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering

Contact Information

2122 Fiedler Hall

Professional Experience

Stacey Tucker-Kulesza received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical focus from Texas A&M University. Tucker-Kulesza joined the department of civil engineering at Kansas State University in 2013. She currently serves on two technical committees of the Transportation Research Board and the ASCE Geo-Institute. She also serves on the ASCE Geo-Institute Outreach and Engagement committee and on the Organizing Committee for the 2019 ASCE Geo-Congress. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas.


Tucker-Kulesza's research focuses on nondestructive testing and monitoring of deteriorating infrastructure, geophysical testing, and soil erosion potential with a goal of understanding the in situ integrity of both aging infrastructure and natural materials in order to support the global initiative of sustainability. Her research sponsors include the Kansas Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation.

Academic Highlights

Tucker-Kulesza has authored or co-authored 14 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She has made numerous presentations at various state, regional and national research forums. She has authored or co-authored seven published technical reports. Tucker-Kulesza has directed five completed master’s theses since joining K-State, and is currently supervising three doctoral dissertations and two master’s theses. In 2015, she received the Kansas State University Department of Civil Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award and the Chi Epsilon Advisor of the Year award. She was a nominated speaker at SPOTLIGHT K-State in 2016 for innovative teaching practices.