nomination for William Kane ’75

Sandra Delawder offers this nomination: “Has been part of a team of JMU Geol alum who received a grant to study unstable fluid slopes in CA and Cody WY to look at slope failures. He studied for his MS at East Carolina U and received his PhD at VPI. He was a Professor of Civil Engineering at University of
Pacific in Stockton, CA. He also attended Indiaia State U as a research assistant. He has been an Asst Prof for Civil Engineering at U of Alabama, and Assoc/Asst Prof at U of Tennessee/Knoxville & Full Prof at U of the Pacific in CA. He is the founder/president and principal engineer for KANE GeoTech, Inc in Stockton, CA. It is a high-tech geoengineering firm specializing in challenging
geotechnical problems & geotechnical instrumentation, slope stability, instrumentation, foundations. He has served as Vice Presidnet of Central Valley Flight Schools, Inc & is part owner of
Advanced Aviation. The pilot training aznd aircraft rentals are based in Stockton at Metropoltian Airport. He recently told us his firm has eliminated the aviation portion of their businesses and is now concentrating on geotechnical engineering with much of their work in CA, Italy and Switzerland. Check his website for more info.


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