Adjo Akpene Amekudzi‐Kennedy, Ph.D., F.ASCE, a professor and associate chair for Global Leadership and Research Development in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Amekudzi-Kennedy studies systems problems in the integrated built, natural, and social
environment to understand how we can make better decisions on built systems to promote sustainable development. Her current research focuses on the development and application of systems and on sustainability planning and performance evaluation methods. She has published extensively and
created undergraduate and graduate courses in this interdisciplinary area.
She serves as instructor for Georgia Tech’s undergraduate required course Civil Engineering Systems, and two graduate electives: Infrastructure Systems (Asset Management) and Infrastructure, and Megacities and Sustainable Development. All of these courses address the proper stewardship of infrastructure for sustainable development.
Amekudzi-Kennedy is the founding chair of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability and the Environment’s (CSE’s) Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI), and has served as associate editor for the Society’s Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Infrastructure Systems. As well, she has served as Advisory Board chair for the ASCE Georgia Infrastructure Report Card (2009, 2014, & 2019).
She also serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and Sustainability (The Journal of Record). She is co‐author of the college textbook Fundamentals of Systems Engineering with Economics, Probability and Statistics, 2nd Ed. (2012).
Amekudzi-Kennedy is founding co‐director of the Global Engineering Leadership minor at Georgia Tech. She serves on the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, and on the Transportation Asset Management Committee of the Transportation Research Board. She is also on the Advisory Boards of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) and the Urban Resilience to Extremes (UREx) Sustainability Research Network.