Civil Engineering and Construction Management Faculty


Faculty Name Title Phone(912) Profile
RCP Headshot1E Roger Purcell, Ph.D., P.E., R.L.S. Assistant Professor & Interim Chair



Teaching areas:

  • Surveying-Geomatics
  • Transportation
  • Capstone Course
Research areas:

  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Assessment/Student Learning in Surveying-Geomatics
  • Applications in Precise Positioning
  • Preservation of Pavement & Transportation Infrastructure
Michelle Hall Administrative Secretary 478-1894 profile
Boone_Bob Robert Boone, P.E., M.P.A. Part-Time Faculty 478-1894 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems For Buildings
  • Building Codes
Research interests:

  • MEP Construction
Cindy_2 Yunfeng (Cindy) Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 478-7309 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Construction Finance/Economics
  • Construction Graphics/BIM
  • Construction Safety
Research areas:

  • BIM Application and Impact of Construction Technology
  • Construction Productivity, Performance, and Process
  • Construction Education
Cubas_Francisco Francisco Cubas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 478-2822 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Environmental Engineering Principles
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
Research areas:

  • Watershed, lake, and reservoir management
  • Nutrient and contaminants cycling in freshwater systems
  • Wastewater reclamation and reuse
  • Nonpoint source and urban runoff pollution control
Dryden_John John Dryden, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor 478-8003 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Safety
Research areas:

  • Construction Materials
  • Decision Models
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Sustainable Water Systems
George Fu, Ph.D., P. Eng. Associate Professor 478-5003 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Water & Wastewater Engineering
  • Water Quality Management
Research areas:

  • Biofilters for Water Treatment
  • Color Removal from Pulp Mill Effluent
  • Closed Hydroponic System
  • Water Quality Management
Saman Hedjazi, Ph.D., P.Eng. Assistant Professor 478-5855 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Steel Design/Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Design and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials/Structural Analysis
  • Statics/Strength of Materials Lab
 Research areas:

  • Experimental/Numerical Research on Structures
  • Bridge Engineering/Finite Element Analysis
  • Time-Dependent Behavior of Structures
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Structures
Jeong_MyungGoo Myung Goo Jeong, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 478-7284 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Construction Equipment Management
  • Site Construction
  • Highway Design/Asphalt Mix Design
Research areas:

  • Quality Assurance in Pavement Construction
  • Pavement Materials Characterization and Design
  • Pavement Performance Prediction and Modeling
Kim_SeongHoon Seonghoon Kim, Ph.D. Associate Professor 478-7289 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Construction Estimating
  • Building Materials and Systems
  • Project Management
  • Structures
Research areas:

  • Construction Productivity
  • Scheduling and Cost Estimating
  • Heavy Highway Construction
MaghiarMarcel Marcel Maghiar, Ph.D. Associate Professor 478-5833 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • BIM for Construction Management
  • Construction Graphics
  • Building Materials and Systems, Building Codes
Research areas:

  • Construction Process Modeling/Productivity
  • Cognitive Processes in Construction Trades
  • BIM Applications/Lean Construction
  • Construction Education
Maldonado_Gus Gustavo Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP Associate Professor 478-0016 https://sites.google.com/a/georgiasouthern.edu/lasucan/home
Teaching areas:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Matrix Structural Analysis & Finite Elements
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Plane Surveying
Research areas:

  • Structural Analysis
  • Earthquake/Wind Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Applications of Terrestrial LiDAR
Celine Manoosingh, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 478-6266 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Green Building and Sustainable Construction
  • Project Planning and Cost Control
  • Construction Safety
Research areas:

  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Thermal Performance of Building Materials
  • Life Cycle Assessment & Costing
Martin_Clint Clint Martin, MSCA Senior Lecturer 478-0191 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Construction Management
  • Estimating
  • Construction Administration
  • Delivery Systems
Research interests: 

  • Feasibility and Conceptual Estimating
  • Lean Project Delivery
  • Sustainable Construction Practices
  • Construction Education Outcome Improvement
Soonkie Nam, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 478-2343 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Graphics
Research areas:

  • Unsaturated soils
  • Slope Stability
  • Soil Improvement & Engineered Materials
  • Transportation Geotechnics
Shahnam_Navaee Shahnam Navaee, Ph.D. Professor 478-1894 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Statics, Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Elasticity
Research areas:

  • Large Deflections of Flexible Structural Members
  • Contact Problem of Solid Bodies
  • Damage Analysis of Composites
  • Experimental Research in Structural Engineering
  • Educational Research
Rogers_Peter Peter D. Rogers, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor 478-0772 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Fluid mechanics and hydraulics
  • Water resources
  • Surveying
  • Construction administration
Research areas:

  • Heavy civil construction
  • Water and wastewater systems
  • Utility management and planning
  • Water and sanitation in developing countries
ShenJunan Junan Shen, Ph.D., Director of Asphalt Lab Professor 478-0084 profile
Teaching areas:

  • Highway Design/Transportation Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Civil Engineering Materials/Senior Project
  • Mechanics of Materials
Research areas:

  • Pavement Structures
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering


Last updated: 9/10/2017

Civil Engineering & Construction Management • P.O. Box 8077 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-1894