In recognition of her leadership in promoting quality construction management education, NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) Construction Management program Chair Linda Thomas-Mobley has been named the winner of the 2012 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation. In evaluating Thomas-Mobley’s achievements, the award committee noted her role in leading the creation of NSAD’s fully online Master of Construction Management program.
“The award committee was deeply impressed by the dedication of Linda Thomas-Mobley to the field of construction management and related fields through both her professional background and education initiatives,” said Robin Fulton Meyer, NAWIC Education Foundation president-elect 2011–2012. “Her tireless efforts to raise awareness of the construction management profession include the development of an online program through NSAD that increases access to quality education and advancement in the construction management field.”
At NSAD, Thomas-Mobley is credited with updating and adapting the school’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program to meet the industry’s future needs and with leading the effort to create the Master of Construction Management online program. The online program, which can be completed in one year, is taught by construction management experts and uses integrated media in a convenient online format for working professionals and/or students worldwide. Students work in virtual project teams and the program emphasizes knowledge in new standards for building and construction materials, worker safety, energy efficiency, environmental protection and risk mitigation.
The Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award recognizes a U.S. educator or advocate who has a passion for and dedication to construction education. NAWIC is dedicated to advancing women in construction, while the affiliated NAWIC Education Foundation focuses on promoting construction education.
This is the latest honor received by Thomas-Mobley, who also was named the 2012 Executive of the Year by the NAWIC San Diego Chapter for her involvement in the construction industry as well as her leadership skills and commitment to creating a quality construction management program at NSAD. Prior to joining NSAD in 2010, Thomas-Mobley was a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology for 13 years, serving the last three years as associate chair of a building construction program. Her previous work experience includes serving as a construction manager for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, a senior attorney in corporate and real estate law and a lieutenant in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps. She holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in Building Construction, a J.D. from the University of Miami and an M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.