Laney College

Mallory Barkdull

Mallory Barkdull

Department Chair, Engineering, Laney College
Instructor, Engineering, Laney College 

My background is in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Environmental Fluid Mechanics.  My graduate research was on land-sea connections on tropical islands with a focus on sediment transport and density driven flow on coral reefs.  The majority of my field work took place in Ngermeduu Bay in Palau and Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii and during my research I conducted over 100 scientific SCUBA dives.

I have been teaching at Laney since Fall, 2016.  At Laney, I teach lower division engineering courses for all engineering majors.  I enjoy teaching lower division courses because they form the foundation of students’ engineering education.  I try to incorporate hands on and active learning into all of my classes.  At Laney, I am a member of the Lavender Project, a group on campus aimed at better representing and supporting LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.  I am also a member of the Laney faculty senate.

The best way to contact me is via e-mail at


Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (in progress)

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2012)

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (2011)

Classes Taught

ENGIN 10 – Introduction to Engineering (fall)

ENGIN 22 – Engineering Graphics (spring)

ENGIN 35 – Engineering Mechanics – Statics (fall and spring)

ENGIN 36 – Mechanics of Materials (spring)

ENGIN 45 – Properties of Materials (fall)

ENGIN 77 – Computer Programming for Engineers using MATLAB (spring)