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Course Provider Biographies prides itself on partnering with PDH and CEU subject matter experts based on their educational background and field of expertise. Our Course Providers are selected based on one of the following criteria:

  • Must be Licensed Professional Engineers; or
  • Must hold a Doctorate Degree in Engineering from an accredited university.

The credentials of Course Providers are complemented by the extensive years of experience directly related to the subject matter they offer; consequently, distinguishing them as highly qualified subject matter experts.

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James Weaver, P.E.

Mr. James R. Weaver is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.

Mr. Weaver started Aeon Petroleum Consultants in 2018 with an extensive background in reserves estimation and evaluation, production optimization, and economic analysis. Weaver draws on his experience evaluating fields in the Permian and San Juan basins, south Texas, southeast New Mexico, the Mid-Continent, east Texas and Louisiana, the Rocky Mountains, Australia, China, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Prior to Aeon, Weaver worked 16 years at DeGolyer and MacNaughton. His involvement in the petroleum industry, which began in 1979, has included private consulting as well as association with E&P independents, oil and gas banking firms, and the Amerada Hess Corporation in its Reserves and Joint Interests groups. Between the years 1995 and 2002, Weaver worked as a telecom engineer for WorldCom, MCI, and Ditech Communications.

Mr. Weaver has spent a significant amount of time evaluating tight gas sands, coal seam gas, shale gas, shale oil, CO2 source reservoirs, and helium recovery projects. Specific areas of interest for tight gas sands include the Piceance, Delaware, San Juan, Permian, and Green River Basins. Weaver has performed coal seam gas evaluations in the San Juan and Powder River Basins of the U.S., and the Surat, Bowen, and Cooper Basins of Australia. Weaver has carried out shale gas evaluations for several clients in the Eagle Ford and Escondido Shales in south Texas.

Mr. Weaver's petroleum engineering experience is wide ranging. For 2 years, he specialized in analyzing well logs. For the next 4 years, he performed reserves estimation and production analysis and managed infill drilling programs. During this time, he also screened reservoirs for enhanced recovery, including waterflood, CO2, and surfactant floods.

Mr. Weaver earned a B.S. degree in geology from the University of Tulsa in 1978 and a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering, also from the University of Tulsa, in 1979. Weaver is a registered engineer in the states of Texas (PE 117896) and Oklahoma (PE 13688) and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Courses provided to by Mr. Weaver are as follows:

Jeffrey Cwalinski, P.E.

Mr. Jeffrey Cwalinski is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Cwalinski holds a BSEE degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1977, and a MSEE degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1986. He is also a registered professional engineer in New York State.
Mr. Cwalinski has been involved in the design of control systems since 1979. He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Hudson Valley Community College from 1982 to 1989. He was awarded patent 5,428,219, Fiber optic inclination detector system having a weighted sphere with reference points. He is currently employed as an engineer involved in the development of control systems for testing materials.
Courses provided to by Mr. Cwalinski are as follows:

Jeffrey W. Buckholz, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE

Dr. Jeffrey Buckholz is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Buckholz is a senior level traffic engineer with 32 years of wide ranging experience in the transportation profession. This experience includes transportation planning and traffic impact analysis, highway capacity analysis, advanced signal system design, ITS design, traffic signal construction, and traffic signal timing. He is familiar with the latest traffic engineering techniques and transportation software.
Dr. Buckholz is capable of handling all phases of a transportation project, from data collection and conceptual planning through traffic impact analysis and detailed roadway, intersection, and signal design. He is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida and a court certified expert witness in the field of traffic engineering. He has also authored three training manuals on traffic signal construction, repair, and inspection for the International Municipal Signal Association.
Courses provided to by Dr. Buckholz are as follows:

John Tobias, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. John Tobias is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Tobias is an electrical engineer and scientist specializing in electrical power, lightning, electromagnetic radiation, grounding, electrocution/electrical accidents, electrical/battery fires, lighting/illumination and safety.   He provides consultation services for design, intellectual property, and litigation and has operated ElectroQuest, LLC, an engineering consultancy, since October 1998.
- Licensed Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey, 1997
- B. Sc., Physics - Seton Hall University, 1987
- M. Sc., Electrical Engineering - University of Maryland, 1992
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering - New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2002
Awards and Honors:
- Listed in Who's Who in the World & Who's Who in Engineering as engineer and inventor.
- Department of the Army System Safety Professional of the Year 1994.
- United States Army Materiel Command Federal Engineer of the Year 1994 & 2000 awarded by NSPE.
- United States Army Materiel Command System Safety Engineer of the Year 1993 & 1999.
- Commander's Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army 1993.
- Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, 2000.
- Grounding Device and Use Thereof, U.S. Patent No. 6,288, 327 (inventor)
- Radial Surface Ground Electrode, U.S. Patent No. 5,801,327 (inventor)
- Resonant transformer systems and methods of use, U.S. Patent 7,940,534 (co-inventor)
Employment History:
- 1998 - Present:  ElectroQuest, LLC - Toms River, New Jersey - Principal Consulting Engineer
- 2004 - Present:  U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
- 2003 - 2004: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Senior Antenna Research Engineer
- 1992 - 2003: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
Professional Affiliations:
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Member
- National Fire Protection Association - Principal Member and Chair of NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection
- Federal Lightning Protection Group, Chairperson - 2001
- National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Deputy Technical Advisor on Lightning Protection
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors - Inspector Member
- Lightning Protection Institute - Member, Professional Division.
Courses provided to by Dr. Tobias are as follows:

John Galinski, P.E.

Mr. John Galinski is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Galinski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 1997. Mr. Galinski is currently licensed to practice engineering in 43 states plus the District of Columbia.
Mr. Galinski has over 13 years experience in the metal plate connected wood truss industry. He is experienced in designing wood roof and floor trusses for residential and commercial buildings along with designing repairs for damaged trusses and trusses in need of field modifications.
Courses provided to by Mr. Galinski are as follows:

John McNally, P.E., AIA, LEED AP

Mr. John McNally is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. McNally is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a Registered Architect in the State of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. McNally is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of Dam Safety Officials, and the Roof Consultants Institute. His is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board and is a New Jersey Certified Special Inspector as well as being a LEED accredited professional.
Mr. McNally has over thirty years of experience in the building industry including the complete architectural and structural design of buildings as well as the structural design of bridge and dams. Projects have ranged from small building renovations to large-scale projects such as the Space Shuttle Launch Complex and Nuclear Power Plants. Responsibilities have included structural design of wood, masonry, steel and concrete structures, and architectural design of complete buildings, project management, construction management, technical reports, inspections, value engineering, specifications, proposals, cost estimates and expert testimony.
Being both a Professional Engineer and a Registered Architect allows Mr. McNally the opportunity to design and/or manage all phases of the building design and construction process together with the unique ability to combine the creative aspects of architecture with the practical nature of engineering. Mr. McNally currently manages a building service division of a medium size-consulting firm.
In addition to his professional experience in structural engineering and architecture, Mr. McNally is a former adjunct at Rowan University where he taught a combined graduate and undergraduate course on advanced concrete design.
Courses provided to by Mr. McNally are as follows:

John Liu, P.E., LEED AP

Mr. John Liu is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.

Mr. Liu is Registered Professional Engineer with over a decade in Civil Engineering experience. He possesses a degree in Mechanical Engineering with cross-over experience in Civil and Structural Engineering primarily in telecommunications infrastructure.

Mr. Liu has a passion for wireless technologies. His experience in telecommunications design, analysis, permitting, and construction support for new and existing communications infrastructure deployment ranging from tower builds, collocations, equipment upgrades, structural analysis, distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and underground fiber backhaul projects, has laid a foundation for his exploration into the radio frequency and wireless aspects of the telecom world, leading him to pursue a certification in Communications Systems Engineering.

- Certificate Program: Communications Systems Engineering, 2019, University of California Irvine/SD, Division of Continuing Education
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, 2003
- Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society
- Dean's Honors List

- Professional Engineer, (49 states plus D.C.)
- NCEES Model Law Engineer

- "Dewberry at Work" Spotlight Award (2x recipient)
- 1 of 3 to complete inaugural 41-week training rotation
- President's Cup: World's #1 Phoenix Controls supplier

Jon Russell

Mr. Jon Russell is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.

Mr Russell is an ex-marine engineer with 18 years experience. He holds a higher national diploma in marine engineering and a bachelor with honors in engineering with a specialization in fracture mechanics.

Mr Russell started his career at age 16, working for the shipping company Maersk. After several years training and working on container ships, he moved to the super yacht industry before moving on land to work as a boiler and machinery consultant. His main role in this new occupation was to visit mines, power stations, factories and other types of industrial plants, and perform risk assessments for insurance companies.

Since 2018, Mr Russell has worked at saVRee, the online engineering training company that he founded.

Courses provided to by Mr. Russell are as follows: