University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce have appointed John E. Schaufelberger to be the next dean of the UW College of Built Environments.
Dean Schaufelberger — who has been interim dean since earlier this year — has been at the University of Washington since 1994. He was promoted to full professor in 2008 and began serving as chair of the Department of Construction Management in 2002.
Previously, Dean Schaufelberger was an assistant professor in engineering at the U.S. Military Academy; he was also an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving with military units in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Korea, Vietnam and the United States.
He is the author or co-author of four books on construction management, has published a number of scholarly articles and presented research at many national conferences. His research interests include contract procurement and project delivery methods, construction project management, both domestic and international, and the business practices of construction firms.
In 2009, Dean Schaufelberger received the Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, in recognition of his contributions to the profession of cost engineering. He also was elected in 2009 to the National Academy of Construction for his contributions to construction education and to the construction industry.
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