December 08, 2011

Construction Management Professor Mark Hasso Wins Educator of the Year Award

Educator of the Year recipient professor Mark Hasso (right) with Donald Russell, Chancellor of the College of Fellows at the CMAA

Boston, MA—December 8, 2011 — Mark Hasso, Ph.D, P.E., a professor in the Department of Construction Management at Wentworth Institute of Technology, was honored by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) with its first ever Educator of the Year Award at a ceremony held in Washington, DC. 

In an effort to form a stronger link between teaching and practice in the field of construction management, the CMAA formed an Academic Outreach Council last year, and created the Educator of the Year award to recognize an academic leader. Construction management educators from across the country were evaluated for this award based on their dedication to improving the teaching of construction management to meet industry needs.

A member of CMAA for more than two decades, Hasso has served for eight years on the CMAA Foundation Board, established the organization’s student chapter, and is a founding member and serves as one of the directors of the board of the New England chapter. He was recognized for these contributions and because of his commitment to his students, according to John McKeon, vice president of communications for the CMAA.

“Receiving such an unexpected award, and [being] the first to do so, is both gratifying and humbling,” said Hasso in his acceptance speech.

CMAA’s mission is to encourage and develop guidance, professionalism, and distinction in spearheading the progress and production of projects and programs. The CMAA New England Chapter has granted countless dollars worth of scholarships to a number of Wentworth’s construction management students.

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