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Dr. Bruce Gehrig, PhD, PE

Gary Gehrig

Distinguished Professor

College of Engineering and Technology

Kimmel School of Construction Management and Engineering Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2201
Office: 211A Belk Building


Dr. Bruce Gehrig is the Joe W. Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management and Director of the Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University. Prior to his appointment at Western Carolina, Dr. Gehrig was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek, Namibia and served for 16 years on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining academia, he worked for 15 years as a civil engineer and construction manager in the public, private, and international sectors.


  • Ph D, Colorado State University, Civil Engineering
  • MS, University of Colorado Denver, Civil Engineering
  • BS, Brigham Young University, Civil Engineering

Teaching Interests

Construction project administration. Alternate project delivery systems. Advanced construction planning. Hydraulics and hydrology.

Research Interests

Water resource planning and management. Construction of water and wastewater infrastructure. Managing lessons learned and knowledge transfer in public works project delivery. K-12 STEM education professional development and outreach.

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