Student Research

CM is a dynamic field that is continually evolving as new approaches and technologies emerge.

Construction Management Program at RWU has a mission to advance the body of construction knowledge through instruction, research and service, and through resourceful graduates who possess the moral foundation and technical skills to lead the profession.

Several CM students get involved with student-faculty research during their studies at RWU. RWU and the CM program frequently fund multiple student researcher positions that allow CM students to work with our faculty members on construction research. In addition, at least one and many times multiple CM undergraduate students receive funding to travel and present their research at national and international conferences. At these conferences, our students accompanied by our faculty, get the opportunity to present their work, receive valuable feedback and network with academics and practioners from around the world.  

Are you a CM student who would like to get involved with student-faculty research? Visit our Faculty page to learn more about our faculty members' areas of expertise and feel free to contact them for potential research opportunities.

Below are some of the examples of recent publications by our CM student researchers:

  • Papadopoulos, A., Celik, B.G., Flattery, P., Cyr, P. "Content Analysis of Case Studies Collected to Improve Construction Management Education", Poster Presentation at the Associated Schools of Construction 51st Annual International Conference, College Station, TX, USA, April 22-25, 2015.

  • Bridge, L. "Exploring the Financial Health of the United States Construction Firms Using Financial Ratio Analyses", Poster Presentation at the Associated Schools of Construction 50th Annual International Conference, Virginia Tech, Washington D.C., USA, March 26-28, 2014.

  • Cyr, P., Celik, B.G., & Quick, E. "A Process to Collect Case Studies from the Construction Industry for Improving Construction Management Education", Poster Presentation at the Associated Schools of Construction 49th Annual International Conference, San Louis Obispo, CA, USA, April 10-13, 2013.

  • Doucot, K., Ermann, K., Tafone, A. & Celik, B. G., "Developing an Introductory Green Building Workshop with and for Construction Management Students,” Proceedings of the Associated Schools of Construction 48th Annual International Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 11-14, 2012.

CM Research Group

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller

Student Research Coordinator
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business
Core Concentration: Economics
Research Project(s):

  • Developing a Case Study Database for CM

Joshua Snarski
Joshua Snarski

Student Research Coordinator
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business Administration and Sustainability
Research Project:

  • Sustainability Assessment of the Green Building Industry

Jonathan Hentze
Jonathan Hentze

Student Research Assistant
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business
Core Concentration: Sustainability
Research Project(s):

  • Sustainability Assessment of the Green Building Industry
  • Developing a Case Study Database for CM

​​​​​​​Kyle Peahl​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Kyle Peahl

Student Research Assistant
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business 
Core Concentration: Physics
Research Project(s):

  • Sustainability Assessment of the Green Building Industry
  • Developing a Case Study Database for CM

Chris Hurlburt
Chris Hurlburt

Student Research Assistant
Major: Web Development
Minor: Marketing
Core Concentration: Graphic Design
Research Project(s):

  • Developing a content management system for managing case studies and a search engine to search the case study database.

Antonia Papadopoulos
Antonia Papadopoulos

Industry Mentor
Shawmut Design and Construction
BS Construction Management
Research Projects:

  • Company’s Road to Success for Newly Hired CM Graduates
  • Developing a Case Study Database for CM
  • Sustainability Assessment of the Green Building Industry