Dr. Richard Rodgers
Dr. Richard Rodgers completed his B.S. from Southern State College (now SAU) in 1974 with a double major in Physics and Mathematics, then completed his M.S. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Arkansas in 1977. Dr. Rodgers worked for the Federal Government from 1980 through his retirement in 2006, first as an instructor at the DARCOM Engineering at Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, TX, then transferring in 1984 to U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command in Huntsville, AL, where he worked as a reliability engineer, and physicist. In 2005, Dr. Rodgers completed his Ph.D. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, then returned to Magnolia the following year to work as a structural engineer at Unit Structures. He next became an Assistant Professor of Physical Science at Southern Arkansas University in 2009, where he worked for three years before joining Lee C. Moore, A Woolslayer Company, in Tulsa, OK as a structural engineer working in the design and analysis of mask and derricks. He then worked at Load Master Derrick and Equipment in Broussard, LA as a senior structural engineer for six months in 2013 before transferring to his present structural engineering position at New Millennium Building Systems (NMBS) in Hope, AR. Dr. Rodgers is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in Louisiana and a registered Civil Engineer in Oklahoma, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).