Affiliated Faculty

Don Chen

Professor
Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management

EducationPh.D. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2006M.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2002B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, 1992LEED AP since June 2009 ResearchPavement Management SystemsParametric Modeling and Visualization in Design and ConstructionAccelerated Bridge Construction  Personal Website

Yuting (Tina) Chen

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management

EducationDoctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 2017Master of Management, Construction Management, Tongji University, 2012Bachelor of Science, Cost Estimating and Control, Shandong Jianzhu University, 2009 ResearchData AnalyticsConstruction Safety Automation/Robotics/VR/BIM Organizational and Individual Resilience vs. Construction SafetyOrganizational Maturity vs. Risk Management of Projects Personal Website

Suzanne Leland

Professor; MPA Director
Political Science and Public Administration

EducationPh.D., Political Science, University of Kansas, 1999M.A., Political Science, Minnesota State University, 1995B.A., Political Science, Minnesota State University, 1993 SpecialitiesTransportation PolicyUrban Administration and PolicyIntergovernmental Relations Personal Website

Vincent (Tobi) Ogunro

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

EducationPh.D., Civil Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Lyon, France, 1996D.E.A. (M.S.), Civil Engineering, (INSA), Lyon, France, 1991M. Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1988B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1982 ResearchEnvironmental, Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Long-Term Deterioration of Waste Containment SystemsWaste Containment Barrier Material Properties and DurabilityGeosynthetics in […]

Omid Shoghli

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management

EducationPh.D. in Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2014M.S. in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2007B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2004 ResearchInfrastructure Asset ManagementSustainable and Resilient InfrastructureDecision Making and Optimization in Construction Personal Website

Jake Smithwick

Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, Construction and Facilities Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management

ResearchOptimization of Project Delivery within Facility Management (FM)Procurement Technology, Risk Management, and Performance MeasurementOrganizational Agility through Strategic Management of OverheadImproving the “Business” of Facility Management: Leadership, Organizational Structure, Operations, Financial Management

Brett Tempest

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

EducationPh.D., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems, 2010M.S.C.E. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Civil Engineering, 2007B.S.C.E. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Civil Engineering, 2004B.A. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, International Studies, 2001 ResearchAdvanced Concrete MaterialsSustainable DesignConcrete DurabilityLow Energy Construction MaterialsGeopolymer Concretes

Jean-Claude Thill

Knight Distinguished Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences
Geography and Earth Sciences

EducationPh.D., Geography, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1988M.S., Regional Science, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1984B.S., Geography, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1982 ResearchSustainable UrbanizationTransportation and Mobility SystemsGeographic Information Science (GIS-T)Spatial ModelingRegional ScienceInternational Comparative Urbanization Personal Website

Lei Zhu

Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering