CV

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Architectural Engineering

August 2016

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Construction Option, Minor in Educational Psychology

Thesis: Assessment of Cognitive and Metacognitive Processes in a Construction Simulation Game

Master of Science, Architectural Engineering

September 2011

Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Study Line: Energy Design

Thesis: Application of Integrated Design in Architectural Environments

Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering

May 2009

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

Professional Experience

Director of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group

September 2016 – Present

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

Researcher in educational gaming and STEM education

    • Designing and developing research technology-based interventions to improve active learning and pedagogy in STEM education with undergraduate students.
    • Directing the design and development of educational virtual reality games to promote STEM education in the Cal State East Bay campus.
    • Implementing and evaluating the pedagogical value of educational virtual reality games in STEM courses at the Cal State East Bay campus.

Director of the Immersive and Interactive Research Group

October 2016 – Present

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

Researcher in visualization and engineering education

    • Developing research interventions to improve the delivery of facilities using immersive and interactive technology.
    • Evaluating the value of large immersive display systems in the designing and delivery of facilities.

Research and Instructional Advisor

September 2018 - Present

Luminous 4D LLC

Fair Fax, CA

Researcher in visualization, interaction reality, and education

    • Instructional and pedagogical advisor for the development of educational interventions in virtual reality.
    • Supporting the design and development of virtual and mixed reality instructional interventions.
    • Evaluating the pedagogical value of virtual and mixed reality.


Director of the Lean Construction Research Group

September 2016 – Present

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

Researcher in visualization and engineering education

    • Performing research in the application of Lean Construction principles to support the delivery of facilities.


Adjunct Professor of Architecture

Fall 2018 - Present

Architecture Program

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

    • Instructing students in Building Information Mod
    • Developing research interventions to improve project delivery through innovative technology


Assistant Professor of Engineering

Fall 2016 - Present

Construction Management Program

California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

    • Researcher in visualization and engineering education
    • Developing research interventions to improve project delivery through innovative technology


Graduate Research Assistant

August 2012 - August 2016

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    • Supported research at the Architectural Engineering Department
    • Developed educational interventions to support students’ education
    • Instructed Undergraduate and Graduate Students in BIM Execution Planning and Systems Design

Immersive Construction Laboratory Manager

Fall 2013 – Summer 2016

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Researcher in Immersive Virtual Realty

    • Performed architectural and construction design reviews in immersive display systems
    • Hosted outreach events for the Architectural Engineering Department

Project Manager Intern

Summer 2015

Walt Disney Imagineering, Orlando, FL

Curriculum Developer for Integrated Project Delivery Education

    • Developed a knowledge and motivational assessment methodology to advance the integration of Lean Construction principles in project teams
    • Supported project teams in implementing Lean Construction principles

Architectural Designer

Summer 2012

SOMA Architects, New York, NY

Revit and sustainable designer

Erbil Mixed-Use Complex

      • Developed Revit design model
      • Performed solar and wind analysis

Architectural Designer

Fall 2011 – Summer 2012

Andreotti Architects, Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy

Architectural designer and sustainable consultant

Torelli Commercial Space

      • Developed architectural conceptual design

Bethlehem Public Library

      • Developed Revit design model

Architectural Intern

Winter 2011 – Fall 2011

Andreotti Architects, Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy

CAD drawing, Revit modeling and rendering

Energy modeling and consultant

Master Thesis: Application of Integrated Design in Architectural Environments

      • Developed Revit design model
      • Conducted energy and architectural design