John Tingerthal, EdD, PE

John Tingerthal Associate Professor, President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Northern Arizona University
Construction Management
Phone: 928-523-5217

 

John Tingerthal joined the Construction Management faculty at Northern Arizona University in 2007 and was appointed as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow in 2015. His engineering career spans a variety of design and forensic engineering experiences. He spent the first eight years of his career performing structural consulting engineering in Chicago. He earned his Doctorate in Education and is currently the Associate Chair of the Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering Department. His academic interests lie in the field of discipline-based education. John is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

 

Education 

  • BCE, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 1993
  • MSCE, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1995
  • EdD Northern Arizona University 2013

Professional experience 

  • Shephard-Wesnitzer, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Thornton-Tomasetti, Chicago, Illinois
  • Perkins and Will, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois
  • Forensic work:
    • World Trade Center New York City, New York, temporary support structures for rescue. 2001
    • Miller Park (Big Blue) Crane Collapse, Milwaukee, WI. 1999
    • University of Iowa Uni-Dome, reconfiguration structural analysis. 2002

Professional memberships and associations 

  • Registered structural engineer in Arizona and Illinois
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Classes taught 

  • CENE 180 Graphics (Autocad)
  • CM 130 Computing in Construction
  • CM 220 Introduction to Structural Design
  • CM 253 Surveying and Building Layout
  • CM 331 Structural Steel Systems
  • CM 490 Capstone
  • CM 205/405 ASC Student Competition preparation
  • CM 425 Integrated Project Delivery
  • CENE 499 Essential Skills for Sustainable Development

Awards and Honors

 

2015 President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow. Northern Arizona University

2014 Service Exemplar.  Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering, Northern Arizona University.

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, Associated Schools of Construction

2012 Teaching Exemplar.  Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering, Northern Arizona University.

2012 Best paper award. Construction Engineering Division, 119th ASEE Annual Convention and Exposition

2011 NAU Construction Management Faculty of the Year. Construction Management Student Organization

2009 ExCEEd Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

2008 Award of Merit for Overture Center for the Arts. Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

 

Publications

Tingerthal, J. S. & Ozis, F. (2016) Blended Faculty Training: Modeling Learner-centered Pedagogy in a New Faculty Teaching Seminar. Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. New Orleans, LA.

O’Donnell, F., & Tingerthal, J. S. (2015) Ground Snow Load Case Study for Coconino County. Phase 1: Feasibility Study. Prepared for the Coconino County Community Development Department. NAU Project 15.0508

Tingerthal, J. S., Bruner, R. C., & Francis, A. M. (2015). Integrated Construction Laboratory - Lessons Learned. In Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Seattle, WA. 

Tingerthal, J. S., & Rogers, T. (2015). The Evolution of a Construction Industry Seminar. In 51st ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings (pp. 217–224). College Station, TX. 

Smaglik, E., Baxter, T., Tingerthal, J. S., Ho, C. & Lamer, M. (2014). Computer Application Blended Course Redesign: Lessons Learned and Impact on Student Success.  Proceedings of the ASEE Zone IV Conference, April 24-26, 2014, Long Beach, CA.

Tingerthal, J. S. (2013). Applying the Decoding the Disciplines Process to Teaching Structural Mechanics: An Autoethnographic Case Study (Doctoral dissertation). Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Rogers, T., & Tingerthal, J. S. (2013). Blended learning and “flipping” the construction management classroom for improved teaching and learning. ASC Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Tingerthal, J. S. (2013). Decoding engineering mechanics in construction education. Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Atlanta, GA.

Tingerthal, J. S., Mead, S. P., Bruner, R. C., & Francis, A. M. (2013). C4P Construct for practice: The integrated construction laboratory. ASC Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Tingerthal, J. S. (2012). Using self-assessment in an introductory structures course for construction managers. Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. San Antonio, Texas.

Tingerthal, J. S., Rogers, T., & Mead, S. (2012). Visualizing construction curriculum. ASC Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference. Birmingham, England.

Poltavtchenko, E., & Tingerthal, J. S. (June 2011) Project-Directed Writing Assistance in Construction Management Program.  118th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Vancouver, BC)

Tingerthal, J. S. Using Tablet PCs as a Teaching Tool in the CM Classroom. (April 2011) 47th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (Omaha, NE).

Iacona, M., Scheu, M. & Tingerthal, J. S. (2010) A Report on Roof Collapses and Snow Load Requirements. Prepared for the City of Flagstaff Retrieved from http://transformgov.org/ Documents/Question/Document/20380

Tingerthal, J. S., & Clough, A. (2010). A Novel Approach to Promote Experiential Learning in a Construction Skills Workshop. In International Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (Boston, Ma).

Tingerthal, J. S., & Ehsan, F. (2005). Synchronicity. Civil Engineering. (Vol. 75, pp. 36-45). 

Presentations and Panels

Construction Education Roundtable: Challenges and Opportunities.  123rd American Society for Engineering Education International Conference.  June 28, 2016. (New Orleans, LA)

Faculty Discussions on Student Learning. Associated Schools of Construction Regions 6 & 7 Construction Management Conference.  February 11, 2016. (Sparks, NV)

Leveraging Textbook Website across Multiple Sections.  2014 Faculty Showcase: Strategies for large enrollment classes. October 24, 2014. (Flagstaff, AZ)

Using Screen Sharing with Tablet Devices in the Classroom.  2013 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology.  October 25, 2013. (Flagstaff, AZ)

Subject Matter Expert Information Exchange Forum.  Associated Schools of Construction International Conference.  April 11, 2013. (San Luis Obispo, CA)

ASC's Subject Matter Expert (SME) Program Demonstration. Associated Schools of Construction Regions 6 & 7 Construction Management Conference.  February 6, 2013. (Sparks, NV)

Using Tablet PCs in the Classroom.  2011 Southwest Institute for Learning with Technology.  May 24, 2011. (Flagstaff, AZ)

Using Tablet PCs in CM Instruction. Associated Schools of Construction Regions 6 & 7 Construction Management Conference.  February 17, 2011. (Sparks, NV)

Let’s Talk Online Evaluations (Panelist). NAU e-Learning Showcase:  Tools and Approaches.  November 6, 2008. (Flagstaff, AZ)

Writing in Engineering: An Interdisciplinary Pilot Project.  Peaks Conference: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Visions.  March 8, 2008. (Flagstaff, AZ)


Training and Seminar Facilitation

Collaborative Project Delivery. Wilson Electric Corp.  June 10, 2016

Creating Learner-Centered Environments. NAU Teaching Day. January 14, 2016

Engineering Teaching Seminar.  NAU Engineering and Professional Programs. August 27, 2015

Productive Beginnings: Course Reflection. NAU Faculty Professional Development Series. April 17, 2015

CECMEE Peer Evaluation Training.  NAU Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering. August 18, 2014