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Construction Management

Kamalesh Panthi

Kamalesh Panthi, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Construction Management

Office: CBEIS 338
Phone: 443-885-2769

Curriculum Vitae


B.E., Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Civil Engineering
M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology, Construction Engineering & Management
Ph.D., Florida International University, Civil Engineering (Construction Management)

Years at Morgan: 6


Dr. Panthi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management where he also serves as the Graduate Program Director of Construction Management, and more recently, he has assumed the role of the Interim Director of PhD program in
Architecture, Urbanism and Built Environments (AUBE).

Dr. Panthi has accumulated over 20 years of combined experience in research, teaching and construction industry. His research interests span the areas of risk management, energy retrofitting, safety management, and innovative & sustainable construction materials. His research area is centered on risk analysis, including safety, of construction projects with an aim to quantify their impact. He has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and has submitted several research proposals both as a PI and a Co-PI to funding agencies and secured over $250,000 in grant award.

Dr. Panthi currently serves as an executive Board Member of Construction Management Associations of America (CMAA) - Baltimore Chapter as a Student Chapter Liaison. He is the Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee at Morgan State University. He serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Emerald Group Publishing where he received an outstanding reviewer award in 2014.

List of Professional Affiliation(s):

  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

List of Research Interest(s):

  • Risk Management 
  • Energy Retrofitting
  • Safety Management
  • Construction Materials.
  • Risk Analysis (including safety, of construction projects with an aim to quantify their impact)
List of Classes Taught: 
  • Fall 2022
    • CMGT 630 - Construction Risk Management
    • CMGT 640 - Construction Management Research
    • CMGT 794 - Directed Fieldwork
  • Spring 2023
    • CMGT 640 - Construction Management Research
    • CMGT 642 - Special Topics in Construction
    • CMGT 794 - Directed Fieldwork

List of Selected Publication(s):

  • Hu, W. and Panthi, K. (2020), "Project status reporting system (PSRS) for pipeline relocation programs", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 693-708.
  • Hu, W. & Panthi, K. (2018) Work-life Conflicts in the AEC Industry – A Comparative Analysis. KICEM Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 1-16.
  • Panthi, K., Das, K., & Abdel-Salam, T. (2017) "Sustainability and cost assessment of coastal vacation homes for energy retrofits”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 7 Iss: 2.
  • Diab, M., Varma, A., & Panthi, K. (2017). "Modeling the Construction Risk Ratings to Estimate the Contingency in Highway," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management , Vol. 143 Iss: 8.
  • Panthi, K., Ahmed, S. M., & Ogunlana, S. O. (2009). Contingency Estimation for Construction Projects through Risk Analysis. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 5 (2), 79-94.

List of Grants and/or Awards

  • Grants:
    • Leveraging Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Safety Planning of Retrofitting Vacant Buildings for Community Clinics in Baltimore. Submitted to CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training (PI; $29,963)
    • CAREER: Integrated Research and Education for Professional Identity Development in Undergraduate Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Women. (Faculty Recruiter; $19,026)
    • NSF RAPID: Cognitive Improvisation Decision-Making Processes in STEM students during and after Pandemics. (Consultant; $5000)
    • Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Non-Structural Concrete on NCDOT Projects in Eastern NC (Co-PI; $184,926)
    • Sustainability Assessment and LCC Analysis of Vacation Rental Properties in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (PI, $10,140)
  • Awards:
    • Outstanding Reviewer Award (2014): Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Emerald Group Publishing.
    • UNC Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) Summer Fellowship, University of North Carolina General Administration, 2014.

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