John Gambatese is a Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Gambatese's educational background includes Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He has worked in industry for a structural engineer in San Francisco and as a project engineer for a construction management firm in Seattle. He started his current position at Oregon State University in 2000 following 3 years on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Gambatese's expertise is in the road areas of construction engineering and management, and structural engineering.
He has taught many courses over his career on a variety of subjects including: construction safety, contracts and specifications, planning and scheduling, structural analysis and design, temporary construction structures, construction site systems engineering, and engineering economics. He has performed research and published numerous articles on construction worker safety, work zone design and safety, prevention through design, risk management, sustainability, constructability, innovation, and construction contracting. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.