University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce have announced that they are appointing interim dean John E. Schaufelberger to be the next dean of the UW College of Built Environments. The appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2013, and is subject to approval of the Board of Regents.
“John is a very solid and capable leader and understands so many aspects of the several disciplines involved in shaping our built environments,” said Cauce. “He is the right person to move the college forward and is a great consensus builder. We are delighted he is willing to take on this assignment.”
Schaufelberger has been serving as interim dean since 2012. He has been at the UW since 1994, rising through the ranks from assistant to full professor in 2008 and serving as chair of the Department of Construction Management since 2002.
He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho (1964), and a master’s and doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Illinois (1970, 1971).
Schaufelberger was an assistant professor in engineering at the U.S. Military Academy from 1972 to 1975. He was an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1964 to 1994, serving in a variety of positions with military units in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Korea, Vietnam and the United States. He came to the UW in 1994 as an assistant professor of construction management.
He is the author or co-author of four books on construction management, has published a number of scholarly articles and presented research at many national conferences. His research interests include contract procurement and project delivery methods, construction project management, both domestic and international, and the business practices of construction firms.
In 2009, he received the Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, in recognition of his teaching and writing contributions to the profession of cost engineering. He also was elected in 2009 to the National Academy of Construction for his contributions to construction education and to the construction industry.
Schaufelberger was chair of the UW Faculty Senate Council on Academic Standards from July 2008 to June 2012. He also served as chair of the Faculty Senate Council on University Facilities from July 1998 to June 2006.
His salary will be $181,656.