MSU Construction Management's El-Gafy receives Regional and National Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) annually gives regional and national awards to recognize faculty members from various institutions who have made a significant contribution to construction education.

By: SPDC Communications

The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) annually gives regional and national awards to recognize faculty members from various institutions who have made a significant contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching, service to the ASC and dedication to the construction profession.

Associate Professor Mohamed El-Gafy, PhD, from the Construction Management Program at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, was named the recipient of the National Excellence in Teaching Award this year. This award is given to one untenured or tenure-track faculty member chosen from the ASC Regional Teaching Awards. Each candidate represents their own geographical region; El-Gafy representing the Midwest region (Region 3). Prior to this honor, El-Gafy competed at the regional level and took home the Regional Award for Teaching Excellence for Region 3. This is not his first time he has received this award; his first experience was in 2008.

El-Gafy has not only been recognized for his efforts towards construction education and the profession, but also for his writings related to the construction management industry. In 2013, his paper titled “Using Risk Analysis to Model Construction Schedule Delays: A Bayesian Belief Networks Approach” was published in the National Institute of Construction Management and Research’s (NICMAR) Journal of Construction Management. The NICMR publishes the quarterly journal to reach out and educate decision makers in the industry. The paper was published in the January-March 2013 edition (Vol. XXVIII, No. 1) and was considered for the Best Paper Award 2013.

Mohamed El-Gafy’s achievements not only show his dedication to construction management, but also his dedication to education in the field. When asked about his awards, El-Gafy responded, “For me, it’s not about winning awards. It’s about recognizing all the hard work that my colleagues and I continuously do to serve our students and build MSU into THE BEST Construction Management Program of its kind in the nation.”

Please join us in congratulating Mohamed El-Gafy for his achievements!


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