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Dr. Richard Elgin, LS, PE
A second-generation surveyor, Dr. Elgin was raised in his father's surveying business in Rolla, Missouri. After serving as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam he received the degrees BSCE and MSCE from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), now Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) and his PhD from the University of Arkansas. Formerly an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at UMR, he currently is employed by Archer-Elgin Surveying and Engineering, LLC and is Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at Missouri S&T. Along with Drs. Knowles and Senne, he coauthored the "Celestial Observation Handbook and Ephemeris," the "Practical Surveying Guide to Celestial Observations" and was a contributor to "The Surveying Handbook." He and Dr. Knowles wrote "The U.S. Public Land Survey System for Arkansas."
Dr. Elgin is a past president of MSPS, and was editor of Missouri Surveyor for many years. He is a member of MSPS, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Surveyors Historical Society, S&T's Academy of Civil Engineers, and S&T's Order of the Golden Shillelagh. He is a past member of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Surveyors and Landscape Architects. Dr. Elgin was the recipient of MSPS' Robert E. Myers Service Award and ACSM's "President Award." Dr. Elgin owns one of the largest private collections of early American surveying equipment in America. He is an avid bicyclist and drives a perfectly restored 1964 Morgan Plus Four.
Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PLS, PE
Archer-Elgin Surveying & Engineering, LLC
310 East 6th Street
Rolla, Missouri 65401
 
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Saturday, 21 May 2016 Surveyors' Calculation Methods Used BC Dr. Dick Elgin, PS, PE
Friday, 15 April 2016 Thought Leader: Overcoming Weaknesses in Boundary Surveying Programs Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Saturday, 12 March 2016 Test Yourself 29: Prove ItóGeometry v. Trigonometry Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PLS, PE
Friday, 02 October 2015 Test Yourself: Replace the Reverse Curve Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Saturday, 15 August 2015 Test Yourself: A Horizontal and Vertical Curve Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Sunday, 05 April 2015 The Initial Point of the 5th Principal Meridian Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Friday, 27 February 2015 Open Letter: Regarding NCEES and Survey Licensing Dick Elgin, PhD, PS, PE
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 Guest Editorial: Aphorisms for the Surveyor Dr. Richard L. Elgin, LS, PE
Thursday, 14 February 2008 Test Yourself #22 Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 Surveyors Report: The Demise of Basic Surveying Mathematics Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
Sunday, 31 December 2006 Test Yourself #21 Answer - Crop Circles Richard Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
Monday, 12 July 2004 Welcome from Dr. Richard Elgin, LS, PE Dr. Richard Elgin, LS, PE
 
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