Jon Lester
Civil Engineering Technology

Jon Lester

Jon Lester is recognized regionally for his excellent reputation as both an educator and consulting Professional Engineer. He has taught at ODU since 2009. He is a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was promoted to Senior Lecturer Summer 2017. His teaching contributions span a wide range of subjects from introductory courses, to required intermediate and upper level design electives. He has brought practical applications from consulting design and construction to the classroom that students’ have found invaluable upon graduating. He has developed several new courses, including Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, and Hydraulic Engineering. Dr. Lester embarked upon the initial asynchronous modality course development and was instrumental in promoting the program forward with this initiative with the Center for Learning and Teaching. He has developed and taught four courses:

  • Fundamentals of Building Construction
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Soils Testing Lab