Andrea Schokker, PE, LEED AP

Andrea Schokker
Professional Title


Structural Engineering 



  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Texas Austin (1999) 
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (1994)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (1993)


Academic & Professional Experience:

University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Professor of Civil Engineering (2018-present)
  • Interim Dean of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering (2017-2018)
  • Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering (2016-2017)
  • Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (2012-2016)
  • Professor and Founding Head, Department of Civil Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
  • Director, Protective Technology Center (2006-2008)
  • Professor in Charge of the Undergraduate Program, Civil Engineering (2005-2008)
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (2004-2008)
  • Bridge Design Specialist, Figg Bridge Engineers (2005 sabbatical)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (1999-2004)
  • Henderson Chair (career development chair, 1999-2003)


Research Interests:

Design and materials related improvements in prestressed concrete
  • Segmental concrete bridge design and construction related improvements
  • Resiliency of concrete structures
  • Durability of concrete structures / corrosion of metals in concrete



  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Minnesota, license #48732)
  • LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional)


Professional Memberships & Committees: 

American Concrete Institute
  • Fellow
  • ACI Committee 318, Building Code Committee (2019-present)
  • ACI Committee 318-T, Post-Tensioned Concrete (2019-present, founding chair)
  • ACI Committee 318-P, Prestressed-Precast Concrete (2019-present)
  • ACI Committee 319, Precast Concrete Code (2019-present, founding chair)
  • ACI Committee 320, Post-Tensioned Concrete Code (2019-present)
  • ACI Committee 562, Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation (2019-present)
  • ACI Committee 318-G, Prestressed-Precast Concrete (2008-2019)
  • ACI Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • ACI Committee 130, Sustainability, consulting member (past chair)
  • ACI Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, (past chair, current member)
  • ACI Committee 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete, (past member)
  • ACI Committee 224, Cracking, (past member)
  • ACI Students and Young Professionals Activities Committee, (2008-2011; founding chair)
  • ACI Educational Activities Committee (2006-2011)
  • ACI Membership Committee (2005-2011)
  • ACI Chapter Activities Committee (2005-2008; past chair)
  • ACI Faculty Network Committee (2004-2011; founding chair) 
Post-Tensioning Institute
  • Technical Advisory Board (2010-2012; 2017-present)
  • Committee on Post-Tensioning Grouting Specifications (1999-2012, 2017-present)
  • Educational Committee (2006-2010; founding chair)
American Segmental Bridge Institute
  • Committee on Grouting (1999-2012)
  • Grouting Certification Faculty (2011-2011, 2018-present)
FIB (Fédération Internationale du Béton [International Concrete Federation])
  • Task Group 5.4, International Committee on Construction for Service Life Including Specifics for Prestressed Concrete Structures (2007-2010)
  • Commission 9, Reinforcing and Prestressing Materials and Systems (2008-2010)
  • Task Group 9.3, External Tendons for Bridges (2008-2010)
Transportation Research Board 
  • Concrete Bridge Committee (2002-2010)


Awards & Honors:

  • Insight into Diversity, Inspiring Women in STEM Award, 2016
  • Faculty Woman of the Year, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2016
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Minnesota Duluth, May 2012
  • ACI (American Concrete Institute) Joe W. Kelly Award for “invaluable service in promoting green concrete and developing sustainability into one of the areas of greater interest within ACI,” 2012
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, 2010
  • Ken Bondy Most Meritorious Paper Award, PTI (Post-Tensioning Institute), 2009
  • Jack Dillard Award for Best Paper, Virginia Transportation Research Council, 2007
  • Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award, Spring 2004
  • ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, April 2004
  • ACI Educational Committee Member of the Year, April 2004
  • PTI (Post-Tensioning Institute) Educator of the Year, May 2004
  • ASBI (American Segmental Bridge Institute) Leadership Award, November 2004
  • Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advising Award, Penn State, Spring 2003 (awarded for handling of student advising in the aftermath of 9/11)


Courses Taught at UMD:

  • CE 1000 History of Structures
  • CE 1025 Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • CE 2017 Engineering Mechanics: Static and Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 3115 Structural Analysis
  • CE 4100 Applications of Management in Resilient Precast Concrete
  • CE 4126 Design of Concrete Structures
  • CE 4128/5128 Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • CE 4255 Senior Design
  • CE 4515/5515 Sustainable Design
  • CE 5127 Bridge Design and Analysis
  • CE 5129 Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures
  • UST 1000 UMD Seminar


Select Publications & Products:

Full publication list also available on Google Scholar

*Bray, J.A., and Schokker, A.J., “Inline Monitoring of Grout Density during Pumping,” PTI Journal, Vol. 15, No.1, July 2019, pp. 5-9.

Schokker, A.J., “Moment Redistribution in Continuous Prestressed Members,” ASPIRE: The Concrete Bridge Magazine, in press.

Schokker, A.J., “Secondary Moment Effects in Continuous Concrete Beams,” ASPIRE: The Concrete Bridge Magazine, Summer 2018 Edition.

Schokker, A.J., “Educating Students about the Proper Use and Interpretation of Design Aids and Software,” ASPIRE: The Concrete Bridge Magazine, Winter 2018 Edition.

Schokker, A.J., “Post Tensioned Concrete: An Inherently Durable System,” ASPIRE: The Concrete Bridge Magazine, Spring 2017 Edition.

Bibelnieks, T.A., Gorman, K.S., Gute, B.D., Hamilton, J.W., Hill, E.M, Hoxie, A.B., Saftner, D.A., Schokker, A.J. and Willemsen, P., “Catalyzing Active Learning: Implementing Active Learning across an Engineering and Science College,” American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Meeting Proceedings, New Orleans, LA, 2016.

*Denotes UMD student author