Craig Capano, Ph.D., CPC, is the founding department chair and a professor in FGCU’s Construction Management program, joining the university in January 2019. He brings an extensive academic and professional resume to the new position, and has previous experience starting similar programs at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Western Carolina University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He also served in administrative and faculty roles at Clemson, Mississippi State, Everglades University and Santa Fe College. His many honors include National Outstanding Educator Awards from both the American Institute of Constructors and Associated General Contractors of America. Professionally, Dr. Capano has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry and currently serves as principal of The Capano Group, a consulting firm for contractors and construction education. Dr. Capano’s research interests are in Construction Technologies, Prefabrications, and Construction Analytics.