Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
  • B.S., Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1989
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Mississippi, #12966
  • Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #026318
Academic Appointments
  • Professor, Construction Science and Management, Texas State University, 2017-2019
  • Executive Director, Construction Industry Advisory Council, Texas State University, 2017-2019
  • Richard A. Rula Chair and Professor, Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2010-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 2008-2009
Professional Honors
  • Fellow, Project Management College of Scheduling
  • AGC’s Appointed Representative, Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Board, United States Department of State
  • Past Board Member, Associated General Contractors of America
  • SEABEE Combat Warfare Officer, United States Navy
  • World Champion, International Human Powered Submarine Design Competition
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

Chris is a testifying Subject Matter Expert in Construction, Engineering and Project Management. He services the most complex projects and programs involving technology, transportation, building, energy, defense, government programs, data centers, IT infrastructure, software, power plants, casinos, entertainment, hospitality, education, corporate offices, healthcare and biomedical research. His recent expert reports and testimony focused on delay, cost, and standards of practice. His experience includes appearances at Mediation, Arbitration and the US Court of Federal Claims.

Chris also provides proactive advisory work involving delivery strategy, independent project status assessments, troubled project turnarounds, Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, time extension requests, cost engineering, technical specification development, submittal preparation/review, and standards of practice.  

Chris served as the chief of design and construction for a US government agency, Warranted US Government Contracting Officer, executive at the largest private construction management firm in the US, master scheduler for an ENR Top-3 Constructor, lead owner's representative on the largest facility repair project in U. S. Navy history, SEABEE Constructor, and Professor at Texas State and Mississippi State universities. Chris served as special advisor to multiple federal agencies including the US Departments of Defense, State, Energy and the US General Services Administration. 

Chris is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in Construction, Public Works, Facilities Management and the Naval Construction Forces, earning expert qualifications in pistol, rifle and the SEABEE Combat Warfare Officer qualification.