William Kirkham

William Kirkham
  • Professor of Practice
  • Ph.D., P.E., S.E.

Contact Info

Learned 2142B
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213


Ph.D. in Wood Science & Civil Engineering (dual major), Oregon State University, 2013, Corvallis, OR
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, 1998, Corvallis, OR
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1978, Corvallis, OR
B.S. in Computer Science, Oregon State University, 1978, Corvallis, OR


Professional Registration:

Structural Engineer, Arizona

Professional Engineer, California 

Professional Engineer, Colorado

Professional Engineer, District of Columbia

Professional Engineer, Florida - Structural 1 Endorsement

Structural Engineer, Hawaii

Structural Engineer, Idaho

Professional Engineer, Maryland

Structural Engineer, Oregon

Professional Engineer, North Carolina

Structural & Professional Engineer, Nevada

Professional Engineer, Texas - Structural 1 Endorsement

Structural Engineer, Utah

Professional Engineer, Virginia

Professional Engineer, Washington


Wood Structures and Wood or Fiber Biocomposites, Sustainable Bioproducts

Structural Engineering: Analysis, Behavior and Mechanics

Earthquake Engineering

Cold-formed Steel Structures

Finite Element Analysis

Building Envelope Systems (Dimension Stone Veneer, Aluminum & Glass, Fiber-

Reinforced or Precast Concrete, Metal Panels, Stainless Steel)


First Year at KU: 2016