Dr. Richard J. Gebken


Technology and Construction Mgmt

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Technology and Construction Mgmt
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Civil Engineering, 2006, University of Texas at Austin
    Dissertation: “Transactional Dispute Resolution Cost Quantification in the U.S. Construction Industry”
  • MS Architecture, 2001, Department of Building Construction, Virginia Tech
    Thesis: “Process and Information Mapping in the Construction Industry: A Residential Construction Case Study”
  • BS Building Construction, 1999, Virginia Tech
  • BS Civil Engineering, 1999, Virginia Tech


  • TCM 320 Construction Contracts, Specifications, and Law
  • TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • TCM 426 Construction Project Administration
  • TCM 453 Construction Cost Management
  • TCM 545/645 Project Control Systems
  • TCM 323 Construction Surveying
  • TCM 359 Principles of Project Management
  • TCM 601/701 Project Management
  • TCM 626/726 Seminar in Project Management
  • TCM 650/750 Advanced Project Management

Research and professional interests

  • Effective dispute resolution in the construction industry
  • Innovative construction contracting practices
  • Mobile computing technology for construction field management
  • Construction management teaching pedagogy

Awards and honors

  • Associated Schools of Construction International Outstanding Educator Award, 2020
  • Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 Outstanding Educator Award, 2020
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award, 2015, 2018
  • McBride & Son Homes Professorship, 2014-Present
  • Associated Schools of Construction Outstanding Educator Award, 2014
  • Missouri State University Foundation Award in Teaching, 2011
  • Associated Schools of Construction National Teaching Award, 2010
  • NAHB Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2007

Current Research Projects

  1. Sauer, A. and Gebken, R. Sense of Community and Underrepresented Populations in Construction Education (currently in draft)
  2. Gebken, R., Migliaccio, G., and Fernandez, L. R. Changes in Subcontracting Practices in the U.S. Construction Industry (collecting data)