CoSci prof earns outstanding reviewer award from journal

Kunhee Choi

For the second consecutive year, Kunhee Choi, assistant professor of construction science at Texas A&M, has been named an outstanding reviewer of academic papers submitted to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ construction engineering and management journal.

Widely regarded as one of the top journals in its field, the ASCE journal aims to advance the science of construction engineering, harmonize construction practices with design theories, and advance education and research in construction engineering and management.

Fewer than 10 of the journal’s more than 600 reviewers from throughout the globe are selected each year for the award, which is presented to those who provide the most insightful reviews of submitted manuscripts.

In addition to his extensive activity as a reviewer in 2014 and 2013, Choi is also a member of the journal’s editorial board and is an assistant specialty editor for its construction cost and schedule section. 

A member of Texas A&M’s faculty since 2010, Choi was named a Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence Montague Scholar in 2013 for early career excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Choi’s interests include transportation infrastructure construction and project management. His work investigates unique building challenges facing state transportation agencies and the business sector as well as the use of information technology and infrastructure modeling to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the U.S. transportation system.

Choi earned a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California-Berkeley in 2008, a Master of Science in Construction Management at Texas A&M in 2002 and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering at Korea University in 1999.

posted July 1, 2015