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Oklahoma State University

Yates, Heather

Ed.D., A.C.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

Construction Management Technology
College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
517 Engineering North
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 USA
Phone: (405) 744-8710
Fax: (405) 744-0365
E-mail: heather.yates@okstate.edu

Dr. Yates joined the Oklahoma State University CMT Faculty in 2006 as an Assistant Professor.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the OSU Construction Management Department in 1998.  She graduated with a Masters of Engineering Technology from Pittsburg State University in 2002.  She also earned a Specialist in Education Degree from Pittsburg State University in 2006.  In 2010 she was promoted to Associate Professor. She completed her Doctorate in Higher Education from OSU in 2012 where she focused her research on women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She accepted the position as Program Coordinator of Construction Management Technology at OSU in 2013.

Dr. Yates began her teaching career at Pittsburg State University in 2002, and has taught numerous construction courses throughout her academic career including: Construction Drawings, Concrete Technology, Estimating I, Strength of Materials in Construction, Structures I, Construction Contracts, and Capstone courses. She received the Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher Award in 2008, and the CEAT Advisor of the Year in 2010. Dr. Yates currently serves as the Associated Schools of Construction Region 5 Director.

She also enjoys sharing her passion for increasing the recruitment and retention of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through local, national, and international presentations. Additionally, she speaks on charting your own path in college, navigating your future, and setting goals and achieving them.

Before joining the academic world, Dr. Yates worked for a national award winning heavy highway concrete paving company, and later worked for TranSystems Inc., a national Transportation Design and Inspection firm where she ran the testing and inspection laboratory and served as an inspector on various highway and bridge projects in Southeast Kansas. 

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