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Bruce Gehrig - Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC, US

Bruce Gehrig

Professor | Western Carolina University


Bruce Gehrig has served for more than 16 years in academia and 15 years in the public, private and international sectors.



Dr. Bruce Gehrig is the Joe W. Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management and Director of the Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University. Prior to his appointment at Western Carolina, Dr. Gehrig was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek, Namibia and served for 16 years on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining academia, he worked for 15 years as a civil engineer and construction manager in the public, private, and international sectors.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Construction Project Administration

Alternate Project Delivery Systems

Advanced Construction Planning

Hydraulics and Hydrology

Education (3)

Colorado State University: Ph.D., Civil Engineering 2002

University of Colorado Denver,: M.S., Civil Engineering 1990

Brigham Young University: B.S., Civil Engineering 1984

Media Appearances (1)

Acts of Kindness: Builder helps build program at WCU

The Sylva Herald  online


America’s Home Place has contributed more than $50,000 to Western Carolina University over the past five years, providing scholarship assistance to construction management students, additional programmatic support for faculty and administrators, and funding for Construction Management Club activities and educational opportunities, in addition to providing as many as four paid internships annually to WCU construction management students. Above, taking part in a ceremonial check presentation are, from left, Josh Day of America’s Home Place; WCU Construction Management Program representatives Gauhar Sabih, Bruce Gehrig, John Hildreth and Chip Ferguson; and Christopher Matthews of America’s Home Place.

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Articles (3)

A Project-Based Integrated Work/Review Cycle (PBIWR) for Design and Learning of Accelerated Construction Monitoring

Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition


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Enhancing Construction Education: Implementing Habitat for Humanity Projects as Service-Learning for Construction Materials

International Journal of Construction Education and Research


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Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement in Construction Course using Service Learning

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition


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