Faculty


The Master of Science in Construction Management online program is taught by faculty from the UW departments of Construction Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering. Professionals in the field also serve as instructors.

  • Ahmed Abdel Aziz

    Associate Professor, Construction Management

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    P.D. Koon Professorship in Construction Management

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia

    Ahmed Abdel Aziz is an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management, where he has taught since 2003. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics, including project planning and control, project risk and economic analysis, construction cost estimating and project management. His primary research interests are in developing public-private partnerships for infrastructure development, quantitative modeling and risk analysis, and project planning and control.

    amaziz@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-616-3618

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  • Omar El-Anwar

    Assistant Professor, Construction Management

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

    Omar El-Anwar is an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management, where he has taught since 2009. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics, including construction cost accounting, construction productivity and cost estimating. His primary research interests are construction optimization, information technologies, resilient infrastructure systems, construction sustainability and intelligent resource utilization.

    elanwar@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-543-4736

  • Yong-Woo Kim

    Associate Professor, Construction Management

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

    Yong-Woo Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management, where he has taught since 2007. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in construction accounting, project delivery systems, lean construction and project cost analysis. His primary research interests are lean project delivery systems, sustainable construction and project cost management.

    yongkim@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-616-1916

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  • Joe Mahoney

    Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

    Joe Mahoney has worked in designing, constructing and maintaining heavy infrastructure in the pavement field for more than 40 years. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on a range of subjects, including construction materials, pavement and airport design, construction-oriented statistical applications and energy infrastructure. He is currently the director of the Transportation and Construction Program and co-director of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering online program and Master of Science in Construction Management online program. He is one of four founding members for Pavia Systems, which specializes in online training for the construction industry, and also serves on the board of directors.

    His primary research focus areas include transportation, construction and energy infrastructure. His specific focus is on pavements, including highways and airfields, pavement materials, pavement management systems and highway funding issues.

    jmahoney@uw.edu | Campus Box: 352700 | Phone: 206-685-1760

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  • Mohammad Malakoutian

    Lecturer, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Washington

    Mohammad Malakoutian is a lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in structural dynamics, steel-structure design and mechanics of materials. Hes been a structural/civil engineer and project engineer for the past 15 years and is pursuing his Executive MBA at the University of Washington.

    malakout@uw.edu | Campus Box: 352700 | Phone: 206-910-0929

  • Fady Masoud

    Affiliate Lecturer, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Fady Masoud is an affiliate lecturer of computer-aided construction in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. His work as a consultant for small and large contractors has allowed him to help develop leading processes and methods in computer-aided construction and an understanding of current and future needs in the field. He is a partner at Tapestry Partners, a company founded in 2007 that provides computer-aided engineering resources; he has worked on more than 70 projects that vary in size, type and location. Masoud graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on business administration.

    fady@tapestrypartners.net | Campus Box: 352700 | Phone: 253-232-3404

  • Christopher May

    Affiliate Instructor

    Director, Surface and Stormwater Management Program, Kitsap County Public Works

    Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science, University of Washington

    Christopher May is a professional environmental engineer and freshwater ecologist. His research is focused on the cumulative impacts of watershed development on the aquatic ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. May's areas of research include stream and salmonid ecology and habitat assessment of freshwater, nearshore and estuarine ecosystems, landscape ecology, urban hydrology, water quality monitoring and stormwater management. A leader in the field of stormwater management, he has conducted research on the effectiveness of traditional stormwater treatment technologies and has pioneered the use of alternative, low-impact development techniques for controlling stormwater runoff and treating non-point source pollution.

    cmay@co.kitsap.wa.us | Campus Box: 352700 | Phone: 360-337-5777

  • Giovanni Migliaccio

    Assistant Professor, Construction Management

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

    Giovanni Migliaccio is an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management, where he has taught since 2010. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a variety of topics, including construction materials and methods, project management, utility system construction and research methods in construction. His primary research interests are project delivery systems, construction ergonomics, project collaboration and project risk analysis.

    gianciro@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-685-1676

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  • Stephen Muench

    Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Washington

    Steve Muench has been at the UW on and off since 1986 and has been a faculty member here since 2004. Muench was a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy - serving three years on USS William H. Bates (SSN-680) out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and another two years teaching submarine tactics at the Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific. Muench also used to work for a local consultant company, Perteet, as a transportation design engineer.

    Muench has research interests in the transportation infrastructure realm with special emphasis on sustainability. Current sustainability efforts include Greenroads, a sustainability performance metric for roadway design and construction. Other interests include construction, pavements and online training.

    stmuench@uw.edu | Campus Box: 352700 | Phone: 206-616-1259

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  • Kamran Nemati

    Associate Professor, Construction Management

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California

    Kamran Nemati is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a registered professional engineer in California and several other states. He has more than 14 years of consulting engineering experience, mostly with ICF Kaiser Engineers and Testing Engineers, both located in Oakland, California. He was a visiting research fellow at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, England, in 1992-1993, and at Aalborg University in Denmark in 1996. From 2005-2007, Nemati was a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, followed by a Japan Society of the Promotion of Science fellowship at the Building Material Engineering Lab at the University of Tokyo.

    nemati@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-685-4439

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  • John Schaufelberger

    Dean, College of Built Environments

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

    John Schaufelberger has more than 45 years of experience in managing the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects and has been teaching in the Department of Construction Management since 1994. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of construction equipment management, construction practices, construction contract procurement and construction firm management. Prior to joining the department, he served 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing major construction projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as at many locations throughout the United States. He is the author of four highly respected construction management textbooks.

    jesbcon@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-685-4440

  • Athan Tramountanas

    Affiliate Instructor, Construction Management

    J.D., Seattle University

    B.S. in Construction Management, University of Washington

    Athan Tramountanas is an affiliate instructor in the Department of Construction Management where he has taught since 2010. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in design and construction law. A practicing attorney, he focuses on construction and contract law and complex commercial litigation. Prior to entering law school, Tramountanas worked as a construction project engineer for a general contractor and developer.

    athan@uw.edu | Campus Box: 351610 | Phone: 206-682-3333