Matthew R. Hallowell

Title: Assistant Professor and Beavers Faculty Fellow
Group: Construction Engineering and Management
Office: ECOT 543
Phone: 303-492-7994


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering Oregon State University 2008
  • M.S. Civil Engineering Bucknell University 2005
  • B.S. Civil Engineering Bucknell University 2004


Honors and Distinctions:

  • Beavers Heavy Construction Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2013)
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012)
  • Best Paper Award, International Council for Research and Innovation and Building Construction (CIB) W099 Conference (2012)
  • ASSE Academic Practice Specialty’s top article of the year and featured in the ASSE Best of the Best publication for 2011-2012
  • Best Paper Award, Engineering Project Organizations Conference (2012)
  • Best Technical Publication, Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research (2012)
  • Selected to the CU President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (2012)
  • John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award, University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science (2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (2010, 2011, and 2012)
  • American Society of Civil Engineering New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2011)
  • Selected as an American Society of Civil Engineering ExCEEd Teaching Mentor (2011, 2012)
  • Dean’s Performance Award, University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science (2011)
  • Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (2010)
  • ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellowship (2009)
  • Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Fellowship (2007)
  • OSU Civil Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2005-2007)
  • Best Paper Award, Construction Research Congress Annual Conference (2005)


Dr. Hallowell teaches: Introduction to Construction (CVEN 3246); Equipment and Methods (CVEN 3256); and Quality and Safety (CVEN 5226)

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Member – American Society of Safety Engineers (2008)


Dr. Hallowell’s research interests include construction safety, innovation, risk management, hazard recognition, predictive analytics, and construction engineering.