Expert Spotlight: Jonathan Goode, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President of Engineering

Jonathan goode: the engineering expert driving innovation at haag global

Jonathan Goode, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President of Engineering and Forensic Engineer at Haag Global, exemplifies excellence in engineering, seamlessly weaving together a tapestry of expertise, experience, and passion that distinguishes him in his field. With a comprehensive educational background encompassing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural and Civil Engineering from the University of Georgia, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Colorado State University, Jonathan has laid a formidable foundation for his illustrious career.

Jonathan’s journey into engineering and consulting was sparked by a pivotal moment during Hurricane Opal in 1995, where his intrigue with wind and its impact on structures was piqued. This early fascination has since evolved into a lifelong dedication to understanding and mitigating structural vulnerabilities, a commitment that permeates every aspect of his work.

Jonathan Goode, Ph.D., P.E. - VP of Engineering

Throughout his tenure at Haag Global, Jonathan has showcased his prowess in structural evaluations, damage assessment, and forensic engineering, playing a pivotal role in evaluating and reporting on numerous high-profile cases involving roof collapses, storm damage, and construction defects. His problem-solving approach is grounded in simplicity, breaking down complex issues into manageable pieces and discerning the interactions between them. He recognizes that logic, reasoning and the simple application of engineering sciences can often suffice without need for extensive calculations. This pragmatic mindset underscores his ability to navigate intricate challenges with efficiency and effectiveness. His expertise extends beyond mere technical proficiency, as evidenced by his ability to lead cross-functional teams and foster collaborative relationships both within and outside the organization.

As a leader, Jonathan’s visionary outlook and dedication to mentorship set him apart. His tenure as an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and his role in establishing the Natural Hazards Research Laboratory bear testament to his passion for education and research. He has been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific journals, underscoring his contributions to the advancement of engineering knowledge. At Haag, he continues to inspire and lead by example, earning the trust and respect of his colleagues through his unwavering dedication to excellence.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Jonathan maintains a steadfast commitment to work-life balance, prioritizing family and personal well-being without compromising on his dedication to his craft. His transition from academia to Haag exemplifies his ability to align his career with his passions, ultimately finding fulfillment in a role that allows him to make a meaningful impact in his chosen field.

Looking ahead, Jonathan remains steadfast in his vision for the future of Haag Global, envisioning a company that continues to attract top talent, expand its reach, and solidify its position as a leader in forensic engineering and consulting. With each new project and every new team member, Jonathan sees an opportunity to further the company’s mission and uphold its values, ensuring a legacy of excellence that extends far beyond his tenure. Jonathan is a visionary leader whose passion, expertise, and dedication continue to shape the future of our company and the industry at large.

Jonathan is located in Dallas, Texas. He is a licensed professional engineer in 17 states (AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the Committee on Forensic Practices in the Forensic Engineering Division. 

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