Paul Holley


Paul W. Holley, Ph.D. - Professor, Auburn University         Following a 14-year professional career in commercial construction, Dr. Holley has been a faculty member in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University for over 20 years. His professional career was with two ENR Top-100 ranked general contractors, as Superintendent and Division Manager for over $1 billion in healthcare, industrial, high-rise multifamily, and institutional projects. Since joining the faculty at Auburn, he has primarily taught coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in construction scheduling, contracts and finance, and surveying. Dr. Holley also regularly teaches coursework in the Master of Real Estate Development program, jointly housed with Auburn’s College of Business; and has also taught certificate courses for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the past thirteen years. He has held two endowed professorships, has received numerous national teaching awards, and is also the recipient of the Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Teaching, the highest teaching honor given by Auburn University. He serves as Director of the Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration, which features interdisciplinary work between faculty, students, contractors, designers, and product manufacturers. His current research interests include product development, photogrammetry, environmental impact of concrete washout water, and construction prefabrication. Through a commitment to applied research and to interdisciplinary efforts, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in a range of publications in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction disciplines. Holley is also a member of the National Academy of Inventors, and is co-inventor on multiple full utility patents.

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