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Kenneth Sullivan

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005

Kenneth Sullivan is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the graduate program chair for construction management. He specializes in performance measurement, risk management, best value contracting, organizational transformation, and accountability systems. His research processes have generated over $6 Million in research funding and have been implemented in IT, business services, and construction projects valued more than $3 Billion. In addition to all types of design and construction delivery, he has led project efforts in networking systems, software, campus dining, sports media rights, radio systems, furniture, health insurance, document management and others. 

Sullivan possesses a bachelor's degree and master's degree in civil and environmental engineering, an MBA in real estate and urban economics, and a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has authored more than 120 peer reviewed publications and recently won the 2012 ASCE Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering Best Article Award. He has also created the master's degree program: Facility Asset and Project Management, is the secretary of research of the international CIB Working Commission in performance measurement and won the 2008, 2009 and 2012 Teaching Award for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU.

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
  • M.B.A. Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Research Interests

Performance Measurement, Organizational Transformation, Value Based Contracting & Project Delivery, Risk Management, Accountability Systems, Facility Management

Research Activity
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CON 501Construction Research Methods
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CON 599Thesis
CON 792Research
CON 799Dissertation