Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Jonathan Lester

Jonathan Lester

Professor Lester received his BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, his MS in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University, and PhD in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Technology in the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Lester had two years of teaching experience at Virginia Military Institute, and three years teaching and research at West Virginia University focusing on culvert hydrodynamics. He also has more than fifteen years of experience in private consulting in Virginia and West Virginia working on water, wastewater and stormwater design and construction projects. His specialty is water resources and construction. He teaches the following undergraduate courses: Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology and Drainage, Hydraulic Engineering, Introduction to Land Development, Fundamentals of Building Construction, Soils and Foundations, and Soils Testing Laboratory, and is the grader for the Site Design portion of Senior Design. Professor Lester remains active in consulting and works part time for a local water resources-focused firm, assisting with design and construction projects in Hampton Roads for a variety of clients, including the City of Norfolk and City of Virginia Beach. He brings real world practical experience from his current and past design projects and is able to provide students with authentic problems that they will face upon graduation. Professor Lester is a retired Marine reservist with over 20 years of service. He was activated twice in support of the global war on terrorism. He is an infantry officer and during his most recent mobilization, he served as the Mission Assurance Officer for U.S. Marine Forces Command in Norfolk. Professor Lester is married with two sons and lives in Capron, Virginia.

Presentations by Jonathan Lester

We Are the Champions: A Canvas Panel Discussion with Faculty Champions

Chrystal Trapani, Paula Alvaro Sanchez, Jonathan Lester, Megan Boeshart, James Bellamy, Alison Lietzenmayer, and Jennifer Ashley
  • May 17, 2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (EDT)
  • Location: Online Only
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

Approximately 80 faculty members taught in Canvas during the Spring 2022 semester to help with the migration.  These early adopters are referred to as Faculty Champions.  Join the panel... (More)