Arizona State University
Jeff Sawyer is a researcher and director of strategic engagements for the Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University. He has over 25 years of experience in the engineering consulting, construction, and capital project management fields. He has a BA in Geology and a MS in Construction Management. Jeff was the co-founder of Fann Environmental, an Arizona design build firm specializing in the water and wastewater industry. He is the former capital improvements project manager and senior environmental service engineer for the City of Prescott, Arizona. As an owner representative and a construction company owner, Jeff has led teams in the design, construction, and management of projects both in horizontal and vertical construction.
Kenneth T. Sullivan, PhD, MBA
Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He specializes in organizational transformation, best value contracting, performance measurement, risk management, and accountability systems. His research processes have generated over $8 Million in research funding and have been implemented in IT, business services, and construction projects valued at over $4 Billion. In addition to all types of design and construction delivery, he has led outsourcing efforts in networking systems, software, financial management, dining, media rights, travel management, radio systems, furniture, health insurance, document management, facility systems, etc.
Prof. Sullivan possesses a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, an MBA in Real Estate and Urban Economics, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, all from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has authored over 160 peer reviewed publications and recently won the 2012 ASCE journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering Best Article Award. He has also created a Masters Degree program in Facility Asset and Project Management, is the secretary of research of the international CIB Working Commission in performance measurement, is the Graduate Program Chair for his department.
Dr. Sullivan has won the 2008, 2009, and 2012 Teaching Award for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, the 2013 IFMA Educator of the Year Award, and was awarded 2014-2016 Fulton Exemplar status.