Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Menches has an extensive work history that includes research and teaching at two national universities, construction industry experience, and military construction experience. Her complete curriculum vitae is located at the bottom of the page. Please scroll down if you would like to download her document. Below are a few highlights from her most recent activities.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006

MS in Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

BS in Civil Engineering-Building Science, University of Southern California, 1989

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, January 2010 – Present 

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2006 – January 2010 

Published and Accepted Refereed Archival Journal Articles

  • Kim, D. Y., Menches, C. L., and O'Connor, J. T. (2014). Stringing construction planning and execution tasks together for effective project management. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Management in Engineering.
  • Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2014). A diary study of the disruption experiences of crew members on a jobsite. Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(1), TBD.
  • Menches, C. L. and Dorn, L. (2012). Emotional reaction to variations in contract language. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, In press.
  • Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2012). Using ecological momentary assessments to understand a construction worker’s daily disruptions and decisions. Construction Management and Economics, In press.
  • Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2012). Facilitating team decision-making through reimbursable contracting strategies. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 39(9), 1043-1052.

Published and Accepted Refereed Conference Papers and Abstracts

  • Menches, C. L., and Dorn, L. (2013). Reactions to emotive language in contract clauses. International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, June 18-23, 2013, Honolulu, HI. Accepted for publication and presentation.
  • Menches, C. L., Chen, J., and Hull, K. (2011). Understanding characteristics of projects that make cost reimbursable contracting an appropriate strategy. Cheung, S. O., Yazdani, S., Ghafoori, N., and Singh, A. (eds.), Modern methods and advances in structural engineering and construction, 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Menches, C. L. and Chen, J. (2011). Facilitating team decision-making through reimbursable contracting strategies. Proceedings, 3rd International Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2011.

Current Funded Research

  • Title: Flexible Decision-making in Response to Disruptive Events on Construction Sites. Status: Funded; in progress.Role: Principal Investigator.Co-PIs: Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev and Dr. Scott Morris.Sponsor: National Science Foundation.Total Award: $324,556.Starting Date: 09/01/11; Ending Date: 8/31/14
  • Title: Affective Reactions to Construction Contract Framing. Status: Funded; in progress.Role: Principal Investigator.Co-PI: Dr. Scott Morris. Sponsor: IIT Educational and Research Initiative Fund.Total Award: $25,000.Starting Date: 01/01/2013; Ending Date: 12/31/2013

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Cindy Menches,
Dec 17, 2013, 4:14 PM
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