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K-State Today

July 6, 2016



Goddard honored with distinguished faculty endowment

By Mary Rankin

James Goddard, professor in the architectural engineering and construction science department, is the recipient of the Hutton Family Distinguished Faculty Fund in Construction Science at Kansas State University. The fund was established by Mark Hutton, 1977 graduate in construction science; his wife, Mary; and sons Ben, 2003 graduate in construction science, and Brian, all from Wichita.

The fund honors the Mark and Mary Hutton family on the K-State campus, and provides faculty support in the department of architectural engineering and construction science.

Goddard teaches in and coordinates the university's construction science and management program. His areas of concentration include construction education accreditation, construction scheduling, construction surveying and OSHA training.

He has advised a number of award-winning construction management teams, the K-State student chapter of Associated General Contractors, and Sigma Lambda Chi, the construction science honor society in the department. As a part of his membership in Sigma Lambda Chi, he has held all officer positions in the international organization.

He is a past president, as well as holding numerous other offices, of the Associated Schools of Construction and has received its Outstanding Educator Award. In spring 2016, he received the association's Lifetime Achievement Award. A past president and board of trustees member of the American Council for Construction Education, Goddard also chaired many of the council's accreditation teams and was a primary trainer of accreditation visiting team members.

Goddard has a bachelor's degree in building construction from K-State and a master's degree in building construction from the University of Florida.