Meet the 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, Heath 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 active duty service. She began her career on campus in the Development Office and then transitioned to the School of Engineering Dean’s Office in 2003. After working for the Missouri Transportation Institute in 2007 for a year, Doreen then joined the Missouri LTAP team in 2008 as the department Administrative Assistant and has been here ever since. In April 2012 after the award of the RTAP Program contract to the MO-LTAP Department, Doreen's time is now split between the MO-LTAP and MO-RTAP programs.  She carries out a number of roles in the Missouri LTAP program. Doreen is responsible for the accounting, assisting with customer service, coordinating training, payment of the MO-LTAP contract instructors, and managing the Scholars Program. Doreen's duties as the RTAP Program Specialist are to coordinate and schedule all trainings for the instructor, verify and process payments for the RTAP Scholarship Reimbursement Program, collect class rosters from the transit agencies, create certificates in the RTAP training database, and coordinate other specialized trainings upon request for the rural transit agencies.