Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi, PhD, PE, PMP, LEED AP, ENV SP, CMIT

University Faculty

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Kermanshachi’s commitment to design-build is demonstrated through her scholarship, her student mentoring and active engagement with DBIA’s Southwest Region. In addition to serving as the Director of UTA’s Construction Research Lab, supervising multiple Ph.D. and master’s students, Sherri founded the UTA’s DBIA student chapter and currently serves as its faculty advisor. She frequently meets with DBIA members in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and invites them to her undergraduate and graduate classes. She’s a DBIA Educator Workshop participant and is coaching a team of undergraduate students in preparation for DBIA’s National Design-Build Student Competition. She’s also scheduled to take the DBIA certification exam this year.

Dr. Kermanshachi has experience as a design-build project manager for commercial design-build projects and investigated phase-based performance indicators in design-build projects for her doctoral dissertation. She has published more than 60 books, journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports, and received more than a dozen international and national awards including Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, ASCE Professional Service Award, ASCE Excellence in Teaching Award, and Climate Award.