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G. Edward (Edd) Gibson, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Edd Gibson joined ASU and the Del E. Webb School of Construction in August 2009 as its Program Chairman. He is Professor and Sunstate Chair of Construction Management and Engineering and served as Director of the in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment from 2011-2018.

Dr. Gibson has lead over $9 million in funded research during his career from sponsors such as NSF, Construction Industry Institute, NRC, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Texas Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and others. He has taught on the university level for over 20 years and has delivered more than 190 short courses to industry during that time, receiving awards for university and continuing education instruction. He regularly teaches construction courses related to his research expertise. He is also Past-President of the Board of Governors for the Architectural Engineering Institute within the American Society of Civil Engineering. He has worked as a consultant with many organizations and served on a National Research Council committee for four years investigating project management practices at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Gibson has several years of industry employment experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Instruments, and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.


Front end planning, risk management, construction productivity, organizational change, dispute resolution, lessons learned, asset management, alternative project delivery methods and electronic data management in heavy civil, industrial, and building construction.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering 1990, Auburn University¬†
  • MBA, Engineering Management 1987, University of Dallas, GSM
  • B.S., Civil Engineering 1980, Auburn University