Meet the MO-RTAP Staff

PHONE: (573) 341-7637

Heath Pickerill joined the staff at Missouri S&T in June of 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies and two masters’ degrees, one in Architecture and the second in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his professional career as an intern architect/assistant designer with a consulting firm in Illinois. He moved to Missouri in 2003 to accept a position in project management with the Construction Planning Division at Fort Leonard Wood. In 2006, he was promoted for a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he served as the Project Manager Forward for the USACE district office in Kansas City. In addition to his professional experience, he has several years of experience in the classroom. Pickerill has taught for the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department at Missouri S&T and for Park University at their Fort Leonard Wood Campus as an adjunct faculty for the past seven years. He balances his love for teaching with his strong desire to make Missouri RTAP one of the strongest centers in the country.


PHONE: (573) 341-6155

Doreen Harkins has been employed at Missouri S&T since August 2001 after serving her country and retiring from the United States Air Force with 20 years of service. She began her career on campus in the Development Office before working in the School of Engineering Dean’s Office. She joined the Missouri RTAP team in 2012 after working for the Missouri Transportation Institute on campus and the Missouri LTAP since 2008. She carries out a number of roles in the Missouri LTAP program. She is responsible for the accounting, assisting with customer service and processing client requests for training, resources and various other information. She also assists with training coordination by arranging training locations, sending out information on upcoming classes and ensuring that the instructors have everything they need for a successful class.