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GSU names chair for construction management

University selects Brian Moore after year-long search

Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.

Moore was selected after a year-long international searchconducted by the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology. He spent the last eight years at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, where he served as faculty and graduate program coordinator for the Construction Management Department.

Moore’s industry experiences include managing large-scale commercial construction at airports in Atlanta and Sacramento. He has also worked as a construction litigation consultant, resident engineer and site manager.

Early in his career, Moore worked as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Corporation on NASA’s Spacelab Program at Florida’s  Kennedy Space Center.

“I am very excited to become a member of the Georgia Southern community,” Moore said. “Everyone has been so friendly and supportive.”

Moore was awarded the National Outstanding Educator Award by the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in April 2007. He served as regional director of the Southeast region of the ASC from 2004 to 2006.

Since 2005, Moore has served as editor of the International Journal of Construction Education and Research, a peer-reviewed Routledge journal published by Taylor and Francis. In addition, he served as president of the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America from 2003 to 2004.

Moore received his Ph.D. and an M.S. degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his research included work with NASA and a two-month stint in Japan as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He earned a B.S. degree in marine engineering at Maine Maritime Academy.

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