Katie Wheaton has been an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals programs since 2015. She earned a BS in civil engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University. Prior to working at the JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, she worked as a structural engineer, designing steel and concrete buildings for Thornton-Tomasetti-Cutts in Washington, D.C. and Osborn Engineering in Cleveland, Ohio. Wheaton has also taught in the civil engineering department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education History

  • BS Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • MS Structural Engineering, Lehigh Univeristy

Work Experience

Adjunct Faculty, JHU Whiting School of Engineering


Naito, C., Wheaton, K. P., “Blast Assessment of Load Bearing Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls,” ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 11, No. 2, May, 2006, pp. 112-121.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Steel Construction
American Concrete Institute