A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Hodges received the Bachelor of Science (with high honors) in Aerospace Engineering in June 1969 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received the Master of Science in June 1970 and the Doctor of Philosophy in January 1973, both in Aeronautics and Astronautics, from Stanford University in California. Prof. Hodges has been at Georgia Tech since fall 1986. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 43 externally sponsored research projects with expenditures in excess of $9 million in the fields of aeroelasticity, structural mechanics, rotorcraft dynamics, finite element analysis, and computational optimal control. In recent years his research group has been developing methods for accurate analysis and stress recovery in composite beams (including helicopter and wind turbine rotor blades), plates, and shells. The computer programs VABS (for composite beams) and VAPAS (for composite plates and shells) are in use around the world. He has published four books and over 185 technical papers in refereed journals. He has advised 29 PhD and 35 MS graduates. Prof. Hodges is a Fellow of the American Helicopter Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Academy of Mechanics. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Fluids and Structures, the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and Nonlinear Dynamics. He was previously on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solids and Structures and has served as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, AIAA Journal, and Vertica. He has served multiple terms on the AHS Dynamics Committee and the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee. For sixteen years he was a research scientist for the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command, located at the NASA Ames Research Center near Mountain View, California. During this time he also lectured at Stanford University and spent half a year as guest research scientist at DLR in Germany. Dr. Hodges has received several awards in his professional career including the 2014 AHS Alexander Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, the 2013 AIAA Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity, the 2011 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award, three Sigma Xi thesis awards, two U.S. Patents, seven official commendations, the prestigiousResearch and Development Achievement Award, two technical paper awards from Science Applications International Corporation, and a Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Special Recognition Award.