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Jennifer Shane

TITLE

Director, CMAT

PHONE

515-294-1703

EMAIL

jsshane@iastate.edu

ADDITIONAL ROLES

W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, CMAT, MTC

About Jennifer

In Dr. Shane’s dual role as both associate professor and director of the CMAT Program at the Institute for Transportation, she can work with academics and industry through her research and teaching responsibilities. Dr. Shane has engaged industry, through owners and contractors, in multiple research projects to develop guides on project management, nighttime construction activities, and project delivery, including guides for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Second Strategic Highway Reseach ProgramDr. Shane has also worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on multiple projects. One project involved cost estimation process improvement and organizational integration, which resulted in a cost estimation and cost management technical reference manual. This was followed by work on risk-based engineers estimate practices and identification of issues for implementing the construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) process on MnDOT projects. Dr. Shane is currently working with the Iowa Department of Transporation on projects involving providing supportive services for disadvantaged business enterprises, information sharing workflow, and rapid bridge deck joint repair. Dr. Shane has also been engaged in research regarding work zone safety and risk.  

Education


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Management, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2006
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Management, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2003
  • BS, Engineering-Civil Specialty, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 2000

Profesional Experience


  • A. Klinger Teaching Professorship, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2020–present
  • Associate Department Chair, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Summer 2020–present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 2012–present
  • Director, Construction Management and Technology program, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, 2010–present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 2006–2012
  • Engineering Associate, Kansas Department of Transportation, Atwood, KS, 2000–2001

Selected Publications


  • Shrestha, B. K., Choi, J., Kwak, Y. H., and Shane, J. S. 2021. Recipes for Standardized Capital Projects’ Performance Success. Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 4.
  • Dang, H., and Shane, J. S. 2020. Fraud and Abuse Schemes in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution, ASCE, August 2020.
  • Choi, J. O., Shrestha, B., Kwak, Y. H., and Shane, J. S. 2020. Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Facility Design Standardization and Modularization of Capital Projects. Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, September 2020.
  • Kermanshachi, S., Dao, B., Rouhanizadeh, B., Shane, J. S., and Anderson, S. 2018. Development of the Project Complexity Assessment and Management Framework for Heavy Industrial Projects. International Journal of Construction Education and Research.
  • Sinha, A., Strong, K., Ozbek, M., and Shane, J. S. 2018. A Decision Support Framework for Assessing the Contextual Factors for Complex Projects. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Also presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2018, Washington, DC, May 23, 2018.
  • Volk, M., Jeong, R., and Shane, J. S. 2018. Effective Post Construction Evaluation Practices for Work Zone Management Strategies. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Also presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 21, 2018.
  • Dao, B., Kermanshachi, S., Shane, J. S., Anderson, S., Hare, E. 2017. Exploring and Assessing Project Complexity. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 143, No. 5.
  • Gad, G. M., Shane, J. S., Strong, K., Choi, J. 2016. Rethinking Trust in Construction Contracts’ Formation: The Dispute Resolution Method Selection. Journal of Legal Affairs in Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, ASCE, Vol. 8, No. 3.
  • Gransberg, D. D., and Shane, J. S. 2014. Defining Best-Value for Construction Manager/General Contractor Projects: The CMGC Learning Curve. Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
  • Lopez del Puerto, C., and Shane, J. S. 2014. Keys to Success in Mega-Project Management in Mexico and the United States: A Case Study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Special Bi-Lingual Issue), ASCE. Also submitted in Spanish, “Claves del éxito en la gestión de megaproyectos en México y los Estados Unidos: un estudio de casos”, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 4.
  • Gransberg, D. D., Shane, J. S., Strong, K., and Lopez del Puerto, C. 2013. Project Complexity Mapping in Five Dimensions for Complex Transportation Projects. Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 316–326.

Selected Referred Conference Proceedings


  • Dang, H., and Shane, J. S. 2020. A Linear Development Model for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Construction Engineering and Management. , Construction Research Congress 2020, ASCE, Tempe, AZ.
  • Resende, C. B., Volk, M. J., and Shane, J. S. 2020. Post-Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned. , Construction Research Congress 2020, ASCE, Tempe, AZ.
  • Shane, J. S., Becker, T., Roberts, C., and Kiggins, M. 2020. Owner and Contractor Choices and Dilemmas: Contemporary Project Delivery Options. , Construction Research Congress 2020, ASCE, Tempe, AZ.
  • Shane, J. S., Katoski, A., and Dang, H. 2018. Improving the Effectiveness and Quality of Supportive Services for the Iowa Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. , Transportation Research Board 2018, Washington, DC.
  • Kermanshachi, S., Shane, J., and Anderson, S. 2016. Project Success Prediction: A Multinomial Logistic Regression Model. , International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction, Tempe, AZ, May 2016.
  • Gad, G. M., and Shane, J. S. 2014. Trust in the Construction Industry: A Literature Review. , 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, pp. 2136–2145.
  • Bahrevar, E., Shane, J. S., and Jeong, D. H. S. 2014. Financing Options for Surface Transportation Projects in the United States. , Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January 2014.
  • Shane, J. S., Enz, D., and Strong, K. C. 2011. Highway Work Zone Risk Assessment. , 2nd International Conference on Transportation Construction Management, Orlando, FL, February 2011.
  • Shane, J. S., and Gransberg, D. D. Project Delivery Method Impact on Final Project Quality: Perceptions in the Transportation Industry, Paper 11-0397. , Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2011.

Professional Affiliations, Honors, and Service


  • ASCE—American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Management Practices in Construction Chair, 2015–present
    • Journal of Management in Engineering Editorial Board, 2015–present & Co-editor, Special Collection on Diversity, 2019–2021
    • Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction Editorial Board, 2017–present
  • DBIA—Design-Build Institute of America
  • TRB—Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
    • Member, Committee on Construction Management, AKC10, 2008–2020 & Chair, 2021–present
    • Member, Committee on Contracting Equity, AJE60, 2018–present
  • ASCE, 2014, Journal of Management in Engineering, Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for “Project Complexity Mapping in Five Dimensions for Complex Transportation Projects” (Vol. 29, No. 4, October 2013)
  • Iowa State University, College of Engineering, Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2012
  • Design-Build Institute of America, 2010 Distinguished Leadership Award for Faculty
  • ASCE, 2008, Journal of Management in Engineering, Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for “Comparative Analysis of Owner Goals for Design/Build Projects” (Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2008

Completed Research


In-Progress Research


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