Thomas Rogers, PE, PhD

Thomas Rogers Professor
Northern Arizona University
Construction Management

I am convinced a great builder needs much more than a technical education. A great builder embarks on a lifelong quest for learning with a keen curiosity, and a commitment to the welfare of others. We are most proud of our reputation as a service learning organization.

I came to Northern Arizona University in 1998 after a thirty year career in the Design/Development and Construction Industries.

I began my career as a field engineer in public-service, moving on to work in industrial construction, finishing as an executive of an ENR top 50 AEC firm on complex public-use facilities such as museums, stadiums, and assembly halls. I have worked across the United States and abroad.

During my tenure at Northern Arizona University I have worked on a variety of development projects, including the Engineering Complex and the Wild Bill Ecological Center.

In 2003/2004 I served as a mentor for United Nations, Institute for Training and Research fellowship working in the post conflict re-building of Afghanistan.

Areas of Professional and Scholarly Interest 

  • green building
  • low impact construction
  • workforce development
  • organizational behavior
  • Wild Bill Ecological Center


  • BSCE, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • MSCE, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • PhD, University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Professional Memberships and Associations 

I presently serve on the following non-university committees and boards:

  • Northern Arizona Technology and Business Incubator, NATBI,  Facilities Committee
  • EMA, Wild Bill Ecological Center, Facilities Development

I am a registered engineer in Colorado.

I am a member of:

  • The American Society of Civil Engineers
  • The Society of Value Engineers
  • The American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Associated Schools of Construction
Classes Taught
  • CM 220 Introduction to Structural Design
  • CM 222 Construction Graphics
  • CM 225 Concrete & Masonry Systems
  • CM 302W Writing for Project Managers
  • CM 331 Structural Steel Systems
  • CM 329 Estimating & Bidding
  • CM 360 Soils & Construction Equipment
  • CM 388 Construction Scheduling
  • CM 460 Heavy Civil & Highway Construction
  • CM 490C Capstone
  • CM 497 ASC Student Competition Preperation