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Caroline M. Clevenger, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of civil engineering and director of construction, engineering and management at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. 

Clevenger’s 25 year career spans engineering, architecture and construction management. Early in her interdisciplinary career, she earned both a professional engineer and registered architect license in the state of Colorado. In Boulder, Colorado she worked as senior engineer, and team lead at Architectural Energy Corporation running the company’s largest group, the Sustainable Design Assistance Team. 

Returning to academia, she earned a PhD from the Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE) in the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering at Stanford University. She began work as an assistant professor of construction management at Colorado State University, and later joined University of Colorado Denver’s faculty, where she helped to launch and now directs CU Denver’s rapidly growing construction engineering and management program. In her academic career, she has earned numerous teaching and service awards including receiving an Outstanding Educator Award from the Associated Schools of Construction, and recognition at the University of Colorado systems level for an innovative industry-academia partnerships. Her award-winning PhD students now work as academics, senior level executives, and expert witnesses practicing in the field of civil engineering.  

In addition to authoring over 100 journal articles, proceedings and research reports related to sustainable infrastructure and smart building technologies, she has served as editor to several construction journals. Since 2011 she has served as the Associate Specialty Editor for the sustainability track of ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management where she recently directed a team of international experts to create a special collection entitled, “Advances in Sustainability in the Built Environment.”  She currently serves as the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Construction Education and Research.

In Fall, 2024 Clevenger will begin a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Energy working to support the transition to a Clean Hydrogen Economy.