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Civil Engineering

Stacey E. Tucker-Kulesza | Assistant Professor

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Teaching 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 B.S., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering with a geotechnical focus from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. She joined the civil engineering department at Kansas State University in 2013, and 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 National Science Foundation, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Kansas Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Water Research Institute.

Academic Highlights

Tucker-Kulesza has authored or co-authored 19 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 nine published technical reports. Tucker-Kulesza has directed the completion of one Ph.D. dissertation and five master’s thesis since joining Kansas State University. She is currently supervising four Ph.D. dissertations and three 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. In 2018, she received the Kansas State University College of Engineering Outstanding Professor Award, the ASCE Section 7 Outstanding Engineer Volunteer Award and the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers Tri-Valley Young Engineer of the Year Award. She was named a Steve Hsu Research Scholar for 2018-2021.