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Faculty Members


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    Dr. Jeffrey Molavi

    is the Interim Chair of the Department of the Built Environment and  Professor in the Construction Management Technology program. He has a Ph.D.,  a M.S. degrees in Civil/Construction Engineering and Management, a Master of Architecture, a certificate in Urban Design and Planning all from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Molavi teaches courses in environmental technologies, construction methods and equipment, site development, green buildings, construction materials, and computer applications in construction.


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    Dr. Joseph Arumala

    is a Civil/Structural Engineer and a Professor in the Construction Management Technology Program in the Department of the Built Environment. He teaches several courses including Structural Analysis ad Design and Surveying. He is the Faculty Advisor for the UMES Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Honor Society for Construction and is actively involved in Community Development projects and in research into sustainable Alternative Building Materials and Renewable Energy Use in Buildings.


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    Dr. Leon Copeland

    is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of the Built Environment. He has an Ed.D. in Occupational and Technical Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. Copeland has a wealth of experience in curriculum development and program administration. He has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation, The Federal Highway Administration, The State Highway Administration and the Maryland State Department of Education.


    Thomas Loveland

    Dr. Thomas Loveland

    is a Professor and coordinates the M.Ed. Program in Career and Technology Education for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Vocational Education from the University of South Florida.  Dr. Loveland has twice been a Fulbright Foundation Recipient and received the Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association.


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    Dr. Carlos Salgado

    Dr. Carlos A. Salgado, CSI, CDT is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Construction Management Technology (CMT) Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has served UMES for over twenty-five years. Dr. Salgado is a Civil Engineer and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Construction Engineering & Management from The Ohio State University and the University of Maryland at College Park respectively. Prior to joining UMES, Dr. Salgado has been a faculty member in Construction Management & Engineering with the State University of New York, as well as, Construction Management at Utica College of Syracuse University. He is a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) & MasterFormat™ Accredited Instructor with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), an OSHA Authorized Construction Safety Outreach Trainer and has over thirty five years of professional and academic experience in Construction Engineering Management & Construction Management Technology. Dr. Salgado teaches: Construction Planning & Scheduling; Construction (QTO) Estimating I; Construction (Cost) Estimating II; Construction (Project) Management I; Construction (Administration & Contracts) Management II; Construction Safety Management; Construction Management Technology Senior Seminar and Construction Management Internship II. Dr. Salgado serves as Faculty Advisor for SCCA (The Student Constructors & Chapters Association) and is fluent in English and Spanish.



    Dr. Walter Dukes

    Dr. Walter Edward Dukes

    Walter Edward Dukes is a Professor of Practice in the Construction Management Technology Program. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Technical Education from Alcorn State University; a Master of Science in Industrial Education from Indiana State University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Education from Purdue University. Dr. Dukes has extensive experience with program-specific accreditation with the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), chairing accreditation teams at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Boise State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Central Washington University; accreditation team member at Florida International University (FIU), Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, University of Florida, and Central Missouri State University.

    Dr. Dukes began his professional career in 1970 as a Construction Educator. He has served as an Instructor, Associate Professor, Professor, Departmental Chair, and Program Director prior to coming to UMES.



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