• Ph.D. (1992) - Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • M.S. (1986) - Architectural Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • M.S. (1982) - Building Engineering and Management School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India.
  • B.S. (1979) - Civil Engineering, University of Delhi, India.


  • CPC - Certified professional Constructor.
  • LEED® AP (Accredited Professional).
  • CGP - Certified Green Professional.

Research and Teaching Interest Areas

  • Construction Project Management.
  • Sustainable/Green Construction.
  • Housing.
  • International aspects related to above areas.

Key Leadership Roles

  • Co-Chair, Task Force for the creation of the School of Planning, Design & Construction (2001-2004).
  • Coordinated the creation of Al Scott Endowment for the Housing Education and Research Initiative - HERI (2015-present).
  • Hosted and laid the initial groundwork with Scott Witter and Joe Maguire for the Riguardi Fellowship at SPDC (2015-16).

Academic Positions

Michigan State University (1994 - present)

  • Professor (2001 - present)
  • Director of Ph.D. Programs (2012 - present)
  • Professor and Graduate Program Director (2001-08), Assoc. Prof. (1994-2001)
    • Construction Management, School of Planning, Design and Construction
    • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director (1995-98), Research Director (1998-present)
    • Housing Education and Research Center / Initiative
  • Member of the Dean’s Group and Director, Housing and Infrastructure Initiative (2001-03)
    • Urban Affairs Programs
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, India (Feb.-Mar. 2012)
    • Fulbright Program, U.S. Dept. of State, New Delhi, India
  • “Center for Advance Studies” (CAS) Visiting Chair, (2010-11)
    • Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India
  • Visiting Scholar - Sabbatical in Residence (Aug. - Dec. 2010)
    • U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington DC and MI
  • Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, India and Nepal (2000-01)
    • Fulbright Program, U.S. Dept. of State, New Delhi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal

Colorado State University (1992-95)

  • Assistant Professor
    • Construction Management and Civil Engineering
    • Director, Housing Research Center

The Pennsylvania State University (1988-1992)

  • Assistant Director, Housing Research Center, Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering

Industry Experience

  • Eastern Contractors, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts (1986 - 1988)
    • Project Manager and Senior Estimator
  • International construction companies in India, Middle East, and Northern Africa (1979 - 1984)
    • Project Planning Engineer
  • Several consulting and advisory assignments (1995 - present). Major examples include:
    • Contractors, Construction Management Firms and Developers in MI, MA and CO. (joint venture, bidding, CM services, computer-integrated CM, growth management, quality management, and productivity)
    • Two Wall Street financial investment firms (investment decisions in construction-related firms)
    • Industry, Government and Academic Organizations in India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Cyprus, U.K., Malaysia, U.A.E., Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria, and Canada.