Dr. R. Jeffrey Dunn,  Senior Technical Discipline Leader and Senior Vice President with Kleinfelder in Oakland, California has been practicing in geotechnical and civil engineering for over 35 years.  A native Californian, he was born in a small town, Susanville, in Northern California and then grew up in San Pedro, near the beaches and harbor of Los Angeles and the famous Portuguese Bend landslide.  He was drawn back to Northern California for college where he earned his BS, MS and PhD from University of California at Berkeley.  His doctoral research on laboratory hydraulic conductivity  testing fit right into the early days of geoenvironmental engineering, in which he has practiced for much of his career, with numerous projects in landfill design, construction and closure, hazardous waste clean-up and remediation and many published papers related to these topics.    

Early his career he was a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he taught geotechnical engineering.   Teaching, mentoring and lecturing is still something he greatly enjoys.   He has also worked on a number of deep foundation projects, and currently is actively involved in levees and dams practice and foundations for electrical transmission lines.  Dr. Dunn joined ASCE in college and was one of the early members of the Geo-Institute.  He served on the editorial board for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Board and currently serves on the editorial board for Geo-Strata magazine.