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K-State Today

May 10, 2017



Loughmiller earns excellence in teaching award

By Architectural Engineering and Construction Science

Katie Loughmiller, Kansas State University assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Associated Schools of Construction Excellence in Teaching Award.

The recognition is presented annually at the association's annual international conference to untenured or tenure-track faculty chosen from regional teaching award recipients, for which Loughmiller was recognized last fall. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes faculty members' demonstrated service or potential to the Associated Schools of Construction beyond that of their respective region activities. This would include annual conference attendance, organizational and/or management committee service, editor for one of its publications, member or reviewer of an editorial board, contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching, service to the association and dedication to the construction profession.

"Katie is an amazing educator with a tremendous work ethic. She is well respected by both her colleagues and her students, and is most deserving of this recognition," said Ray Buyle, associate professor and interim department head of architectural engineering and construction science. 

"As a department with undergraduate education as our primary focus, it's especially meaningful to have our excellent faculty recognized by a well-respected professional organization such as the Associated Schools of Construction," Buyle said.

Loughmiller's areas of expertise are construction scheduling, construction cost control and finance, and women in the construction industry. Her current teaching assignments include construction scheduling and cost control, and graphic communications I and II. Her memberships in professional organizations include the National Association of Women in Construction and the American Concrete Institute.

Loughmiller holds a bachelor's degree in construction science and management from Kansas State University and a master's degree in construction management from North Dakota State University.

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