Welcome to my Academic World!
It is a hub for research in EvidenceBased Healthier and Intelligent Long Term Health Care and Educational Facilities.
I am a Professor in the Department of Construction Management at the Kennesaw State University. I have an excellent record of teaching online and face-to-face, graduate and undergraduate courses, in Construction and Facilities Management, specifically in the finance sub-field. I have multi-industry and multinational work experience of 19 years. I bring a holistic and integrative perspective to approaching and solving problems, which is key to success in today’s complex and transforming construction environment.
I am a strong advocate of systems thinking and decision-theory approach. I believe that in informed decision-making, an informed tradeoff analysis is performed, and the decisions are not restricted due to the cognitive limitations of the human brain. But they are guided by data and analysis.
My research is interdisciplinary and collaborative. My key research interests include high-performing healthier smarter facilities, specifically dealing with key issues of indoor soundscapes, and natural lighting; economic and behavioral decision modeling and analysis; and facilities data analysis and management for life cycle optimization.
Since the pandemic, I have been engaged in research on online education as that is the direction academia is aggressively heading without realizing the various limitations and disadvantages of online education. The key question that emerges is “IS ONLINE EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE”, for every student, for every instructor? As James Bates puts it, "the most profound words will remain unread unless you can keep the learner engaged. You can’t see their eyes to know if they got it so … say it, show it, write it, demo it, and link it to an activity."