About Engineering Leadership and Society

Message from the Department Head

Christine Fiori
Dr. Christine M. Fiori

Welcome to the Engineering Leadership and Society Department. We are a vibrant community of faculty, staff and scholars who seek to build students and working professionals into leaders who apply engineering theory to solve society’s challenges.

We are the home to the construction management, engineering management, engineering technology, peace engineering and system engineering programs. The diverse offering of programs leverages various teaching styles and student interests to produce the conversational engineer and constructor whose skill sets are in high demand in the workforce. With a focus on leadership taught by faculty with industry expertise, the programs are designed to challenge students academically and in their approaches to people-centered engineering solutions.

Both face-to-face and online students are at the center of our work. The staff and faculty are dedicated to providing high quality, cutting edge and current content grounded in practical applications. This is achieved through project and laboratory based curriculum, and through courses that include opportunities to address societal challenges by active engaging with industry partners.

Students will graduate from their degree programs ready step into leadership roles while embracing the necessity of lifelong learning to meet the evolving needs of society.

If you have a desire to improve how engineers and constructors address societal challenges, I encourage you to speak to our students and faculty about our curriculums and the different career paths we facilitate.

Christine M. Fiori
Clinical Professor and Program Director for Construction Management
Department Head