Construction Management Faculty & Staff

As a student in the CM program you will be taught and mentored by highly qualified faculty members who bring their industry experience, continuing contacts with industry partners, scholarly research and expertise in a broad range of construction management issues into their classrooms and labs to broaden your academic experience.

 Construction Management Department


Michael Smith Ph.D.; Department Head / Joe W. Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management
George Ford Ed.D.; Associate Professor
Ron Mau Ph.D.; Adjunct
Steve Sciara Visiting Assistant Professor
Omidreza Shoghli Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Robert Steffen  Ph.D.; Associate Professor
Sung Joon Suk  Ph.D.; Assistant Professor

Degrees and Work Experience

The faculty members in the CM focus area have doctoral degrees in civil engineering or other disciplines related to the engineering and construction industry. They also have work experience in the U.S. and overseas in the following areas:

  • Design Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Project Controls
  • Estimating and Scheduling
  • Cost Control
  • Surveying
  • Quality Control
  • Contract Law

CM faculty members have worked for a wide range of firms including:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Consulting
  • Heavy/highway
  • Power Generation
  • Petrochemical
  • Wood Products
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Government

Department of Construction Management Office


Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Department Head
(828) 227-2201

Mackensie Jimison
Administrative Support Associate
(828) 227-2201


Other Faculty Information


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Engineering and Technology faculty and staff

Rapid Center affiliated faculty and staff

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Learn More

To learn more about the Construction Management Department, browse our FAQs or contact us with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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