Jim Brunnhoeffer joined the faculty of Roger Williams University in 2005 after completing a 20+ year career as a US Army officer in the Corps of Engineers with assignments in SouthEast Asia, Europe and the US. While with the Corps of Engineers he served as a company commander, staff engineer at NATO/SHAPE headquarters and Technical Director of the Army Materials Laboratory. Upon retiring from the US Army he entered a second career as a consultant for computer analysis of mechanical systems with contracts from the US Air Force, the US Army, the US Navy, and General Motors Corporation. He then entered the world of manufacturing of engineered materials for the aerospace, electronics, and construction industries with products including high temperature superconducting materials, metal fiber reinforced composites, metallic media for filtration, electrically conductive elastomers and metallic threads.
While at RWU his main research activities have been investigation of the combined sewer system of Newport, RI, personal body armor for the individual, dismounted soldier, the economics of instituting a grass watering system from well feeds, computer alogorithms to support instruction administration.
At RWU he has taught CNST 116 (computer Applications for Construction Management), CNST 130 (Plans, Specifications & Building Codes), CNST 250 (Construction Equipment), CNST 304 (Applied Structures) , CNST 475 (Construction Project Control), ENGR 210 (Engineering Mechanics: Statics), CNST 515 (Project Delivery), CNST 560 (Project Enterprise), ENGR 313 (Structural Analysis), ENGR 335 (Engineering Economics), and ENGR 430 (Transportation), and ENGR 430 (Construction Engineering).