Clarence B. Monk, Jr. (1995) is a noted researcher on masonry, and was a founding member of TMS. During his distinguished career, he served in numerous roles, including design, research and education at the university level. His research interests span numerous topics including blast resistance of masonry, high-bond mortar additives, and prefabricated masonry panels. In 1988, he retired from Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates but has continued as an affiliated consultant on masonry projects. For his life-time contributions on masonry research, he was awarded the John B. Scalzi Research Award in 1995.