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Lieutenant Clonel M. Scott Stanford

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Contact Information

(719) 333-2150

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. (2017)

Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. (2011)

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. (1999)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Construction Division Head, & Deputy for Resources, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2019-Present)

Commander, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks County, N.D. (2017-2019)

Doctoral Student, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. (2014-2017)

Instructor, then Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2011-2014)

Masters Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. (2010-2011)

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight Commander, 305th Civil Engineer Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, Burlington County, N.J. (2007-2010)

Student, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Eglin Air Foce Base, Okaloosa County, Fla. (2006)

Project Manager, 823d RED HORSE Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Okaloosa County, Fa. (2003-2006)

Project Engineer/Readiness Flight Commander/Maintenance Engineer, 347th Civil Engineer Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Lowndes County, Ga. (2000-2003)

Honors & Awards

Top 20 Under 40, Engineering News Record, Mountain-West States (2013)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Construction Management

Project Delivery

Project Controls

Risk and Decision Analysis

Engineering Education and Innovation

Publications

Alleman, D., Stanford, M.S., Papajohn, D., & Molenaar, K. R. (2018). Design–Build Stipends and Their Impact on Highway Project Innovation (No. 18-02766). Transportation Research Board, 97th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board.

Stanford, M. S., & Molenaar, K. R. (2017). Influence of simplified procurement methods on competition for public sector construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(2), 04017105.

Alleman, D., Stanford, M.S., Sheeran, K., Antoine, A., Molenaar, K. (2017). An Examination of Competition on Traditional and Design-Build Highway Construction Projects. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Vancouver.

Stanford, M. S. (2017). Competition and Price Analysis of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contracts for Construction. Dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder. https://scholar.colorado.edu/cven_gradetds/76/.

Stanford, M. S., Molenaar, K. R., & Sheeran, K. M. (2016). Application of indefinite delivery–indefinite quantity construction strategies at the federal level. Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(5), 04016011.

Stanford, M. S., & Molenaar, K. R. (2016). Measuring Owner Transaction Costs in Construction Contracting. Construction Research Congress 2016 (pp. 398-407).

Christ, J. A., Heiderscheidt, J. L., Pickenpaugh, M. Y., Phelan, T. J., Pocock, J. B., Stanford, M. S., … & Twesme, T. M. (2014). Incorporating sustainability and green engineering into a constrained civil engineering curriculum. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 141(2), C4014004.

Stanford, M. S., Benson, L. C., Alluri, P., Martin, W. D., Klotz, L. E., Ogle, J. H., … & Schiff, S. (2012). Evaluating student and faculty outcomes for a real-world capstone project with sustainability considerations. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 139(2), 123-133