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Faculty Bio

Smith, James P., Ph.D.

Smith, James P., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: 2-132 Lee Hall
Phone: 864-656-7473

Ph.D. in Architecture, Texas A&M

Clemson University On-Line Certified by Clemson University

Spent 5 years as a senior project manager for a high-end custom residential developer/builder and before that he worked for Del Webb Corporation managing customer relations in Las Vegas, NV for a little over 2 years.

Teaching Focus
Teaches the CSM estimating courses and has previously taught residential capstone, materials and methods, construction graphics and introduction to construction.

Research Focus
Centers on trust between the key players to the construction project delivery process. Related interests include Lean Construction, Relational Sustainability, Project Team Creation and Behaviors, Ethics and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy.

Service Focus
Faculty advisor for the CSM student chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and faculty coach of their student competition team. Also engaged in study abroad programs and is a member of the Associated Schools for Construction Research Committee.