SIGNIFICANT PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Visiting Scholar - Sabbatical in Residence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Aug. - Dec. 2010
  • Chair, Task Force on Sustainable Built Environment, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India, 2008-present
  • Co-Chair, Built Environment Committee, Michigan State University, 2002-04 (University task force responsible for the development of the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Ph.D.-CM program)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, Fulbright Scholarship Board and U.S. Department of State, 2000-01
  • Developed a policy paper on affordable housing for Michigan Governor's transition team on Urban Policy, 2002 (contribution recognized by the Governor)
  • Invited Panelist, Homeownership Summit - Midwest Region, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, 1996 (contribution recognized by the HUD Secretary)
  • Chair, National Consortium of Housing Research Centers, 2002-04
  • Control Group Member and Committee Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1995-2008
  • Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), American Institute of Constructors, 1998
  • LEED Accredited Professional (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council, 2006
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 2004 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, Open Journal of Construction and Building Technology, U.K., 2008-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 1997-2003
  • Guest Co-editor, International Journal of Engineering Design and Technology, U.K. and South Africa, 2008-09
  • Editor, Building Research Journal, 1993- 1995
  • Chair, Expert Review Committee, Sustainable Built Environment, Foundation for Innovation, Government of Canada, 2008-09
  • Reviewer / Advisor (U.S.A.),Housing Research Initiative of the Federal government, National Research Council - National Academies, 2000-03, 2005, National Science Foundation, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, Fulbright Board, 2004
  • Principal Investigator of National Science Foundation's National Housing Research Agenda initiative, 2003-04
  • Reviewer / Advisor / Technical Assistance Provider (International), Government agencies or Universities in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Malaysia, India, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Korea, Canada, Qatar
  • Reviewer, 6 international journals, 3 book publishers, and several conference proceedings

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Outstanding Paper of the Year Award, International Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Emerald Publishing, U.K., 2009-10
  • Klinger Memorial Award, Associated General Contractors' (AGC) Education and Research Foundation, 2006
  • Invited by the HUD Secretary to join his delegation for meeting and US-Mexico collaboration discussions with the Housing Minister of Mexico, Cancun, Mexico, Feb.-March 2005
  • Phi Kappa Phi's Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Affordable Housing, Michigan State University, 2002
  • National Educator of the Year Award, Home Builders Institute, National Association of Home Builders, 1999
  • University Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University, 1999
  • University Leadership Program Fellow, Office of the Provost, Michigan State University, 1998-99
  • Honorary Member Award, Sigma Lambda Chi (National Honor Society), MSU, 1998
  • NAHB President's Outstanding Service Award, 1993-94
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Graduate Builders Institute, a nationwide continuing program for the housing industry, 1992
  • Teaching Incentive Fellowship Award, General Electric Foundation, 1990-91