Vanessa Bateman, PG, PE, D.GE is currently the Chief of Civil Works Engineering, Engineering & Construction Division at the US Army Corps of Engineers. She previously served as the Principle Geotechnical Engineer for USACE as the Geotechnical, Geology and Materials Community of Practice lead. She has 25+ years in the field of geology and geotechnical engineering working at both the Tennessee Department of Transportation and at USACE with a wide background in geotechnics and geotechnical data management with particular interests in rock slope engineering, instrumentation, grouting, karst and dam safety working on many large projects such as the US 64 Ocoee River Rockslide, I-24 Rockslide, Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall, Center Hill Dam Barrier Wall and Stability Berm, Mosul Dam Foundation Grouting, Chickamauga Lock, Kentucky Lock, as well as major transportation infrastructure. She has been extensively involved in Rockfall assessment and mitigation starting from early in her career working on the development of Tennessee Department of Transportation’s first Rockfall Inventory and as the lead for the Rockfall Program at TDOT. She’s had a particular interest in instrumentation to monitor and assess landslides, rockfall sites, dams, locks and other large infrastructure with a long term interest in innovation. She has been highly involved in construction, instrumentation and geotechnical data management starting with the Rockfall Management program at the State of Tennessee as well as on major dam safety modification projects at USACE starting with Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall project. She has a BS in Geology from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a BS and MS in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho. She is Professional Geologist and Professional Engineer registered in the state of Tennessee and is a D.GE (Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering) with the ASCE.