Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Globalization and Interim School Head for Construction Management, Purdue University
As associate dean, Robert is responsible for the overall strategic planning and execution of all international activities on behalf of the Purdue Polytechnic. He currently provides leadership for more than a dozen global collaborative partnerships across four continents which involve study abroad, student/faculty exchanges, and dual degree program offerings. He helped Purdue reach its current student enrollment success with over 3,500 students enrolled BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in 14 degree options across six academic departments in nine statewide locations. Prior to this role, he served as the Department Head of Building Construction Management from 2006-2012. From 1993-2006 Robert was the Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Rinker School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management at Virginia Tech in 1994. His research interests include the application of technology, trust models, performance measurement, continuous improvement strategies, and development of global strategic collaborative partnerships.