Bruce Gehrig, Ph.D.

Bruce Gehrig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Civil Engineering Technology & Construction Management
Office: 
SMITH 245 C
Phone: 
704-687-5038
Fax: 
704-687-1607
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2002
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver, 1990
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1984
  • REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, Colorado & North Carolina
Research: 
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Design and Construction Integration
  • Public Works Project Delivery and Management
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow, 2003
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1984
  • Civil Engineering Technology Focus Area Improvement Team (FAIT), 2002 to present
  • Freshman Engineering Technology Focus Area Improvement Team (FAIT), 2004 to present
  • ABET Self-Study Writing Committee, Member, 2004 to present
  • Civil ET/Construction Management Faculty Search Committee, Member, 2005
  • COE Faculty Associate for Advising and Recruiting Search Committee, Member, 2004 to 2005
  • COE Faculty Associate for Freshman Engineering & Advising Search Committee, Member, 2004
  • UNC Charlotte SOAR Freshman Orientation CIET Faculty Representative, 2004
  • U.S.E.P.A. Grant Proposal Review Panel, “Benchmarking Sustainability in Engineering Education,” 2004
  • COE Computing Advisory Committee, Engineering Technology Representative, 2003 to present
  • JETS Summer Camp, Civil Engineering Program Director, 2004
  • Participated in ET Department Articulation Conference, 2003 & 2005
  • Participated in biannual Industrial Advisory Committee meetings, 2003 to present
  • Explore UNC Charlotte, ET Department Representative, 2003 & 2004
  • Faculty representative for on-campus community college visitations and information sessions
  • Proposal Evaluator: U.S.G.S. National Institutes for Water Resource, 2004
  • Reviewer: International Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, 2004 & 2005
  • Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Civil Engineering Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1999-2002
  • R O Anderson Engineering, Inc., Minden, Nevada, Project Engineer, 1996-1999
  • American Samoa Power Authority, Pago Pago, American Samoa, Resident Construction Manager, 1993-1996
  • Denver Water Department, Denver, Colorado, Project Civil Engineer, 1985-1993
Research Grants: 
  • "Net-Zero Energy Building Operator Training Program", DOE, 2010-2012, $589,843, Co-PI.
  • Lunar Regolith Excavator and Student Competition Support Proposal, $5,000, NASA, PI: Dr. G. Bruce Gehrig,, Sept. 2009 to May 2010.
  • TECT: Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers, $300,000 (3-year project), The National Science Foundation, PI: Dr. G. Bruce Gehrig, Co-PI's: Dr. Deborah Bosley, Dr. Lyndon Abrams, Dr. James Conrad, and Mr. Stephen Kuyath, May 2006 to April 2010.
  • Development of an Integrated Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum, $11,350, UNC Charlotte Curriculum Improvement and Development Grant, PI: Dr. G. Bruce Gehrig, Co-PI's: Dr. Donald Liou and Dr. Carlos Orozco, January 2005 to June 2006.
Recent Publications: 
  • Gehrig, G.B., Abrams, L., Bosley, D., Conrad, J., and Kuyath, S., "The TECT Workshop: Raising High School Teachers and Guidance Counselor Self-Efficacy in Counseling Students about Engineering Careers and Majors," Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14 – 17, 2009, Austin, Texas.
  • Hildreth, J., & Gehrig, G.B., "Incorporating Equipment Simulators into a Construction Education Curriculum" Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14 – 17, 2009, Austin, Texas.
  • Gehrig, G.B., Sharer, D., Kuyath, S., Brizendine, A., "A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Increase Enrollments in Engineering Technology," Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 22 – 25, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Gehrig, G.B., Abrams, L., Bosley, D., Conrad, J., Kuyath, S., "Addressing the Demand for Engineers by Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers," Meeting the Growing Demand for Engineers and Their Educators 2010 – 2020 International Conference Proceedings sponsored by IEEE, November 9 – 11, 2007, Munich, Germany.
  • Gehrig, G.B., Abrams, L., Bosley, D., Conrad, J., Kuyath, S., Denney, D., Teague, K., & Welch, B., "Expanding Engineering Diversity by Teaching Engineering to Counselors and Teachers," Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Gehrig, G.B. & Cottrell, D.S., "Lessons-Learned from First Time Participation in Construction Management Student Competition," Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Gehrig, G.B. & Brizendine, A.L., "Incorporating Outcome-Based Assessment Processes into a Construction Curriculum," International Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, April 11 – 14, 2007, Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Liou, D.D. & Gehrig, G.B., "Building the Framework for Hurricane Chaser, a Conceptual Wind-Energy Harvesting Vessel," 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, "Talking and Walking Sustainability," February 20 – 23, 2007, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Gehrig, G.B., Brizendine, A.L. & Cottrell, D.S., "Development of an Integrated Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum," Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 18 – 21, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Cottrell, D.S., Brizendine, A.L, & Gehrig, G.B., "TC2K: A Successful Working Model for Continuous Improvement," Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 18 – 21, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, "Meeting the Challenge of Industry Demand for Construction Program Graduates," International Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction, April 20 – 22, 2006, Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Liou, D.D. & Gehrig, G.B., "Sustainable Engineering as a Tool for Improving the Manufactured Housing Industry within the United States," Third International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-III), "Advancing Engineering Management and Technology," September 15 – 17, 2005, Athens, Greece.
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, “A Survey of the Status of Baccalaureate Degree Awarding Construction-Related Programs within the United States,” International Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (blind peer-reviewed), Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2005
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, Liou, Donald D., and Orozco, Carlos E., “Development of an Integrated Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum,” $11,350 UNC Charlotte Curriculum and Instructional Development Grant, 2005-2006.
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, “Adapting a Design-Construction Integration Methodology to Improve Construction Education,” International Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (blind peer-reviewed), Provo, Utah, April 2004
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce and Fontane, Darrell G., “A Framework for Utilizing a Lessons-Learned Database to Improve the Performance of Public Sector Projects,” Third International Conference on Information Systems in Engineering and Construction Refereed Conference Proceeding, Cocoa Beach, Florida, June 2003
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, A Decision Support System Framework to Improve Design-Construction Integration and Project Performance on Public Sector Underground Utility Projects, Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2002
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, "A Potential Econometric Based Decision Support System for Water Reservoir Operations," 4th Annual Colorado State University Student Water Symposium, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2000
  • Gehrig, G. Bruce, "A Review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria and an Investigation into the Recreational Water Quality of the South Platte River Through the Denver Metropolitan Area," South Platte River Resource Management: Finding a Balance Conference Proceedings, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1990.
Honors & Awards: 
  • William States Lee College of Engineering's 2009 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Nominee for William States Lee College of Engineering's 2007 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow, 2003
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 1984