Dr. David Roke

Dr. David Roke

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Civil Engineering
Office: Schrank Hall North 162C
Phone: 330-972-6813
Email: roke@uakron.edu


Dr. David Roke joined UA in 2010.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Chi Epsilon.  Dr. Roke was the recipient of the 2019 "Excellence in Teaching Award"  - The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi).


Earthquake engineering, Structural dynamics, Steel structural systems, Sustainable concrete


Chancellor, Eatherton, Roke, and Akbas (2014).  "Self-Centering Seismic Lateral Force Resisting Systems:  High Performance Structures for the City of Tomorrow," Buildings, 4(3): pp 520-548. doi:10.3390/buildings4030520.

Huang, Dyanati, Roke, Chandra, and Sett (2018).  "Economic Feasibility Study of Self-Centering Concentrically Braced Frame Systems," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(8). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002093.


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Lehigh University, 2010
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 2003


Statics, Mechanics of Solids, Theory of Structures, Engineering Materials Laboratory, Steel Design, Dynamics of Structures