PE Review Course Instructors

Spring 2019 PE Course Overview

Meet Our Instructors

Surveying Instructor - Ron Moreno, PE, PLS

Ron Moreno is a Senior Engineer and City Surveyor at City of Palm Desert. He is a registered Professional Engineer for state of California and a licensed Professional Surveyor.  Ron Moreno has 27 years of experience working in both private firms and public agencies. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona for almost 12 years.


Construction Instructor - Dan McAuliffe, PE

Dan McAuliffe is a Project Manager for Morley Builders, where he has successfully helped his team complete hospitality, commercial, parking structures, mixed-use multi-family housing, and educational/institutional projects throughout Los Angeles. Passionate about maximizing efficiency for all project team members, Mr. McAuliffe is particularly interested in building information modeling (BIM) and the implementation of Lean Construction techniques during the construction phase of the project life-cycle. Dan has experience teaching construction engineering and management at California State University, Northridge and UCLA Extension. A California-licensed Professional Engineer, Dan completed his M.S. Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management from USC and his B.S. Structural Engineering from UC San Diego.


Geotechnical Instructor - Dr.  Binod Tiwari Ph.D., PE, Professor California State University of Fullerton.

Dr. Tiwari is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). In addition to developing graduate program in geotechnical engineering and state-of-the-art geotechnical research lab at CSUF, he had taught over 10 different graduate and undergraduate geotechnical engineering courses at CSUF. His short courses on slope stability and landslide mitigation, retaining wall design and slope stabilization, and foundation design and repair are very popular among practicing civil engineers and architects in California. He has been very active in ASCE geo-institute in both national, where he serves as the National Geo-challenge Director and regional level where he served as the chair of ASCE GI Los Angeles chapter. He is a vice president of International Consortium on Landslides. Dr. Tiwari has been awarded with dozens of national and regional awards including the 2017 Outstanding Professor of the Year award, the highest faculty award provided by CSUF for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service. He has supervised over 250 students on graduate projects, theses, and undergraduate research, specifically in geotechnical engineering field and his students are currently working as geotechnical professionals in California, USA, and globally. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and has done extensive consulting work in geotechnical engineering projects all over the world.


Transportation Instruction - Daniel E. Mitchell, PE

Dan Mitchell is an Assistant General Manager and the Chief Engineer for LADOT, the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where he leads the Office of Project Delivery & Operations. His responsibilities include the planning, design, and implementation of the department’s capital improvement and safety projects, including Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets and Vision Zero programs. Dan also oversees the day-to-day operation of the city streets, including the traffic signal system and the ATSAC Traffic Management Center. Mr. Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Transportation Systems from the University of California at Irvine. He is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and has over 20 years of experience in transportation and parking management.

About LADOT: The Department of Transportation leads transportation planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations within the City of Los Angeles. We work together and partner with other agencies to improve safe, accessible transportation services and infrastructure in the city and region.


Seismic/Structural Instructor - Josh Gebelein, M.S., S.E.

Mr. Gebelein is a practicing Structural Engineer at Parsons. He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and has more than 20 years of experience specializing in earthquake engineering, performance-based design, seismology and applied mathematics. His projects include many iconic structures of Southern California’s landscape such as Wilshire Grand Tower, Metro Exposition Line and Purple Line, Universal Studios Starway Expansion, Disney California Adventure Cars Land Radiator Springs Racers, LAX Theme Building Retrofit, Burbank RITC, UC Irvine Medical Center, and many more. He is a member of ASCE, SEAOC, ACI, and AISC. Mr. Gebelein has been teaching PE Review classes for ASCE since 2007, and teaches Timber & Masonry Design at CSULA.


Water Resources & Environmental Instructor - Anthony Farmand, PE

Engineering & Business Manager with over 20+ years of experience in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Program & Project Management, Land Development, Supervision, Oil & Gas, Design & Construction.

Instructor of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering for the Civil PE Exam since 2002
Registered Professional Civil Engineer in all 50 States, Washington DC, and Guam
Adjunct Faculty at Norco Community College
Doctoral in Engineering (D.Eng.) Management – George Washington University (Fall 2018)
MS – Environmental Engineering – CSU Fullerton, CA
MBA – National University – Fresno, CA
BS – Civil Engineering – CSU Fresno, CA
LEED GA – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, Green Associate
QSD/P – Qualified Stormwater Developer / Practitioner
CPESC – Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control

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