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Anthony Lamanna

Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005

Anthony J. Lamanna is a member of the American Concrete Institute Educational Activities Committee (EAC) and committees 355 Anchorage to Concrete and C601J Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector. He is currently the editor for the upcoming 4th edition of the Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, and is the coordinator for the ACI Concrete Construction Student Competition.

He received his bachelor's degree with a concentration in construction management from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., his master's degree in civil engineering with concentration in construction materials from Purdue University, and his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

He began his teaching career at Tulane University in New Orleans. After Tulane University closed its engineering programs in response to Hurricane Katrina, he started his own consulting firm specializing in repair, retrofit, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. While consulting he taught evening courses as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans.

In 2013, he accepted an academic position at Eastern Kentucky University, where he taught courses in the construction management program.  He also led the program through the transition to a student learning outcome based accreditation standard, as well as led them through a successful reaccreditation.

Lamanna is a Rotarian, having been the charter president of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend and the president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, KY.  He is also a Certified Beer Judge, and enjoys judging beer competitions.

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Wisconsin-Madison 2002
  • M.S. Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001
  • M.S.C.E. Civil Engineering (Construction Materials), Purdue University 1998     
  • B.C.E. Civil Engineering (Construction), University of Wisconsin-Madison 1997
Research Interests

Anchorage to concrete, sustainable development, innovative construction materials, blast mitigation, and strengthening, repair, retrofit, and adaptive reuse of existing structures.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CONThe ASU Experience
CON 494Special Topics
CEE 494Special Topics
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CEE 598Special Topics
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CONThe ASU Experience
Honors / Awards

Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2017, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, 2016, American Concrete Institute.

Distinguished Engineer in Education, 2016, American Society of Civil Engineers Kentucky Section.

Kentucky Colonel, Governor of Kentucky, Community Service, March 27, 2015.

Rising Star in Structural Engineering, Structural Engineer Magazine, March 2013.

ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, American Concrete Institute, 2011

Outstanding Young Civil Engineer, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers New Orleans Branch

Group Study Exchange, April to May 2008, Rotary District 6840 – Vocational exchange to Zeeland and Brabant in the Netherlands to study flood control

Paul H. and Donna D. Flower Early Career Professorship, 2005 – 2006.

Best Paper of the Journal for 2004 from the Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering

Best Basic Research Paper of 2004 from ASCE and the Journal for Composites in Construction

Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for best paper in 2002 from ASCE


Professional Associations


  • Program Evaluator (PEV) for civil, construction, and architectural engineering programs (2010 – Present)
  • Mentor for Construction Management PEVs (2016)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

  • Educational Activities Committee (2016 – 2019). This committee is part of the board of direction of ACI.
  • Committee 355, Anchorage, full voting Member (2003 – Present)
  • Committee 375, Performance Based Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Loads, full voting Member (2008 – Present)
  • Committee 440, FRP Materials, Associate Member (2002 – Present)
  • Concrete Construction Student Competition Coordinator (2016 – Present)
  • Fellow (2017)

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

  • Training Committee Member (2013 – Present)
  • Guidance Committee Member (2016 – Present)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • Fellow (2017)

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • Committee E.06 Performance of Buildings, full voting member
  • Committee E.58 Forensic Engineering, full voting member