T. Michael Toole is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Bucknell University. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering cum laude from Bucknell University and his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. in Technology Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Toole's research areas include construction innovation, construction safety and project management. He has published journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and received research grants on these topics since joining the Bucknell faculty in 1999.
Dr. Toole is a professional civil engineer registered in Pennsylvania and a member of the Order of the Engineer. He initiated and maintains www.designforconstructionsafety.org. His professional employment includes serving as a Company Commander in a Seabee Battalion and Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, serving as the Purchasing and Construction Services Manager with a publicly traded homebuilder, and as a Vice President with a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specialized in forensics engineering. He co-founded ventures to commercialize an innovative building panel, to provide parametric CAD services to lumberyards, and to provide structural engineering services to modular building manufacturers. He has served as the Vice Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute Prevention through Design Committee and the Site Safety Committee and as the Co-Chair of the NIOSH NORA Construction Sector Council Construction Hazards Prevention through Design workgroup.
Dr. Toole's honors include being elected a Fellow within ASCE, receiving Best Paper awards from an ASCE journal and an ASCE conference, receiving the Class of 1956 Lectureship Teaching Award and Maxwell Award for cross-functional excellence at Bucknell University, and being nominated by Bucknell for the U.S. Professor of the Year award. He is a member of the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies.
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