Farzad Shahbodaghlou, PhD Faculty Profile

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Farzad  Shahbodaghlou, PhD

Professor and Founding Director, Civil Engineering & Construction Management

Department of Engineering

Professor Farzad Shahbodaghlou has over 35 years of experience as an academician, practitioner and consultant in the construction industry. He holds masters and PhD degrees from Purdue University. He is the founding director of the Civil Engineering & Construction Management Programs at California State University East Bay. He is also the president of PIC (Process Improvement Consulting), offering industry consulting services. His area of specialty is process improvement in the field of construction. Prior to CSUEB, he was a tenured associate professor at Bradley University, where he received the Outstanding Faculty Award in 1996 from the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction. Following his tenure at Bradley, he moved to the industry and was with DPR construction, Inc. until 2002. After six years of full time consulting and part time instruction at San Jose State University, he arrived at CSUEB’s School of Engineering to start the Construction Management Program. He considers growing the construction management program from 6 students in 2009 to over three hundred students in 2023 his greatest accomplishment to date. He is looking forward to repeating the success of the Construction Management program with the new Civil Engineering program inaugurating in the Fall of 2023! More recently, he received the 2022 CMAA Educator of the Year Award from the Construction Management Association of America and the 2022 CMAA Nor-Cal President's Award. He was also recognized by The Marquis Who's Who as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He was featured in an article in the June 2023 issue of The Blueprint magazine: Click to view the online journal (Pg.81- 87). Click to view the online journal article.

Spring Semester 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
CMGT 49301Senior ProjectM1:00PM4:30PMVBT-0217Hayward Campus
CMGT 49302Senior ProjectW1:00PM4:30PMVBT-0217Hayward Campus
CMGT 66002ACCT Control & Rprting in ConF2:00PM5:00PMVBT-0137Hayward Campus
CMGT 69801InternshipARRARRHayward Campus
ENGR 69802InternshipARRARRHayward Campus