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Kristen Hurtado

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Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005

Kristen Hurtado is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. She completed her doctorate in construction management in 2018 at Arizona State University. Her research interests include organizational transformation, project planning and risk management, construction education and training, construction industry analytics, project and facility management.  Over the past decade+, Kristen has assisted Public and Private Organizations in streamlining their procurement innovation and construction processes and training.  She has managed over 200 projects ($1 Billion+) with the US Government, State agencies, Universities, and Utilities.  She’s taught classes on Construction Delivery, RFP development, and specialized capital projects software programs.  

  • Ph.D. Construction Management, Arizona State University 2018
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology, Arizona State University 2019
  • M.S. Facilities Management, Arizona State University 2011
  • B.S. Construction Management, Arizona State University 2010 
Research Interests: 

Organizational Transformation, Change Management, Professional/Andragogical Learning, Value Based Contracting & Project Delivery, Risk Management, & Facility Management


Hurtado, K. C., Smithwick, J. B., Pesek, A. E., & Sullivan, K. T. (2017). Public School Facility Underfunding: A New Tool to Maximize Construction Dollars and Improve Performance Outcomes. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 0(0), 1–14.


Perrenoud, A., Smithwick, J., Hurtado, K., and Sullivan, K. (2015). "Project Risk Distribution during the Construction Phase of Small Building Projects." J. Manage. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000417, 04015050.


Lines, B. C., Sullivan, K. T., Hurtado, K. C., and Savicky, J. (2015). “Planning in Construction: Longitudinal Study of Pre-Contract Planning Model Demonstrates Reduction in Project Cost and Schedule Growth.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 11 (1), 21-39.


Hurtado, K., Sullivan, K., Okamura, P., & Kashiwagi, D. (2014). A New Instructional Strategy and Delivery System for the Facility Management Professional (FMP) Credential. International Journal of Facility Management, 5(2).


Smithwick, J., Hurtado, K.C., Thurston, A., & Sullivan, K.T. (2014). “Student engagement in the facility management profession through mentorship.” International Journal of Facility Management, 5(2)


Barlish, K. C., De Marco, A., Thaheem, M. J. (2013). “Construction Risk Taxonomy: An International Convergence of Academic and Industry Perspectives.” American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(7), pp706-713. DOI: 10.3844/ajassp.2013.706.713


Barlish, K., Sullivan, K. (2012). “How to Measure the Benefits of BIM – A Case Study Approach.Journal of Automation in Construction, 24, pp149-159.


Barlish, K., Sullivan, K., De Marco, A. (2012). “Education and Simulation of Best Value in an International Academic Setting: A Case Study.” Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (CIB TG 61), 4, 1, pp44-62.