Formerly, he was the Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cleveland State University. He also served on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Citadel in 1984, a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996.
Dr. Delatte has served as an ABET Program Evaluator since 2010 and a Commissioner for the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) (2016-2021 term).
He was formerly the Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, since renamed the Forensic Engineering Division. He was the Chair of TRB Committee AFN20 Properties of Concrete and AKM60 Properties of Concrete and Constituent Materials (2016 - 2021). He is the Chair of ACI Committee 522 Pervious Concrete as well as the former Chair of ACI Committee 325 Concrete Pavements and of Committee 327 Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements and of ACI S803 Faculty Network, Secretary of ACI 522 Pervious Concrete, and a member of several other ACI Committees.
Dr. Delatte is the author of Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers (ASCE Press, 2009) and Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance, 2nd Edition (Taylor and Francis, 2014).
In addition, he is the Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. Dr. Delatte is a registered professional engineer in the States of Oklahoma, Ohio, and Alabama, and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He served for eleven years in the United States Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, including two years of service in the Republic of Korea, wartime service in the Arabian Peninsula during Operation Desert Storm, and command of an engineer company during Hurricane Andrew relief operations in southern Florida. He taught as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York during the 1996-1997 academic year.