Dr. Yates joined the Oklahoma State University Construction 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 Engineering 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.
Lantz Holtzhower is serving as Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Design and a Master of Building Construction from the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in spring 2015 from M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Construction Management at the University of Florida.
Professor Holtzhower’s construction experience began in South Florida with James A. Cummings, a Perini Company, on commercial and government projects. In 2003, he joined Edwards Construction and served as Project Manager for 6 years on commercial, institutional, and tilt-wall food storage warehouse facilities throughout Florida. In 2009, he continued managing projects for an electrical contractor and a fire protection contractor. In 2010, he joined Bryant Construction and completed several negotiated projects across the Southeastern U.S. with repeat clients, before returning to graduate school to obtain his doctorate. He is a licensed Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida and a member of the USGBC, and holds LEED Green Associate credentials.
Professor Holtzhower’s scholarship interests include energy and water conservation, net-zero energy buildings, and overall sustainable construction. The current focus of his research is the implementation of low energy and net-zero energy buildings into the institutional construction market.
Dr. Kim received a Ph.D in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Construction Engineering at Arizona State University. He has over ten years of professional industry experiences in construction and heavy/civil engineering areas in the United States and South Korea. He was involved in the areas of various civil projects which include highway, bridge and utility projects during his professional industry career. He has gained teaching experience during his academic career and also looks forward to cover the areas of Sustainable Design Plans and analyze using the Data Mining Application, Construction Surveying and Layouts, Building Information Management (BIM) and Civil Integrated Management (CIM) and Underground Construction Technology Development at Oklahoma State University. His research interests are sustainable infrastructure development, building energy consumption analysis for the building lifecycle and underground pipe evaluation using 3D modeling.
Dr. Mosier recently joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University. She consulted as a structural engineer for 7 years and has her undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering. Dr. Mosier is licensed as a professional engineer in Construction Engineering. Her masters and doctoral degrees are from the University of Oklahoma in Construction Administration and Engineering respectively.
She worked as a project manager for the City of Oklahoma City on municipal infrastructure construction projects. These projects include roadways, utilities, bridges and buildings; including two LEED building projects, a library and fire station.
Dr. Mosier’s areas of academic interests include heavy highway estimating, business practices, site and structural design. Her dissertation identified the cost of sustainable construction to owners, specifically Oklahoma City. Additional work is on-going in area of sustainability in construction and LEED. Other research interests include technology in the classroom and indoor air quality in construction.
Dr. Mosier is an active member of the American Public Works Associations, National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Chi Epilson.
Professor Pruitt began his academic career at OSU in 1992 as an Assistant Professor. He obtained his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1977. Later, Professor Pruitt attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and received his Master's in Architecture in 1991, and continued to earn a second Master's in Construction Management in 1991.
Professor Pruitt's areas of special interest include: contract documents, CAD, computer estimating, construction law, and timber & form design. His professional affiliations include NAHB, DBIA, and AGC. He is certified to teach DBIA courses to university students. Professor Pruitt serves and the Student Competition Design Build Team Coach and as advisor to the DBIA-OSU student chapter.
Before coming to OSU, Professor Pruitt worked for several design, construction, and design-build companies, including Rossiter Glen, Inc., Vancouver, WA; PDP Inc. (where he served as a vice-president), Vancouver, WA; Wohlgemuth and Associates (Architect), Vancouver, WA; Architectural Alternatives, Blacksburg, VA; and Mark Pruitt Design Build, Blacksburg, VA.