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Seminar Series

All MPM seminar series events are held in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference Room (A230) in the Tech Building (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston). Refreshments are served from 2:30-3:00 p.m. and all lectures go from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The seminars are open to the public.

(Please note that the speakers or topics are subject to change - contact the department directly at for the most recent information.)

Fall Quarter 2019

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Sep. 30, 2019 Richard Tilghman Consultant Construction Management
Oct. 7, 2019 Lois Vitt Sale Construction Management Sustainability
Oct. 14, 2019 Helen Oloroso Northwestern University Employment Perspectives
Oct. 21, 2019 Tom Mitoraj Convergent Solutions A/E/C Business Management
Oct. 28, 2019 Juliane Kelly Strategic Development Partners Real Estate Development
Nov. 4, 2019 Laurence Audenaerd MITRE Transportation Management
Nov. 11, 2019 Taya Carothers, Asst. Director of Advising Services NU International Office Int'l Student Work Restrictions
Nov. 18, 2019 Karen Layng M.A.I.T. Co. Ethics in Business and Academics
Nov. 25, 2019 Hernan Levy World Bank Consultant Project Management in Emerging Economics
Dec. 2, 2019 Mel Meyer McShane Construction (ret.) Why Keep Score


Winter Quarter 2020

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Jan. 13, 2020 Ratna Kunwar, MPM 18 and Ken Bauwens, CEO Jamerson & Bauwens Lean Construction
Jan. 20, 2020 Joseph Schofer Northwestern University Panama Canal
Jan. 27, 2020 Jeff Masters Gilbane Building Company Careers in Construction
Feb. 3, 2020 Diane Zimmer Consultant Green Hard Hats and Pink Hard Hats
Feb. 10, 2020 Graham Garfield Chicago Transit Authority Building Consensus for Large Infrastructure Projects
Feb. 17, 2020 Laurence Audenaerd MITRE Commercial Space Launch Forecasts
Feb. 24, 2020 Howie Piersma Pepper Construction Strategic Initiatives for the Construction Industry
Mar. 2, 2020 Paul James LendLease Effect of Tariff Wars on Construction Costs
Mar. 9, 2020 Grace Gallucci Metropolitan Planning Organization Economics of Transportation


Spring Quarter 2020

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Apr. 6, 2020
Apr. 13, 2020
Apr. 20, 2020
Apr. 27, 2020
May 4, 2020
May 11, 2020
May 18, 2020

Future lectures will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.

Last updated: 1/27/20