Keith R. Molenaar, Ph.D., FDBIA

Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Dr. Keith R. Molenaar is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His teaching focuses on project delivery, construction engineering, cost engineering and project controls. His research focuses on alternative project delivery, cost and risk analysis for infrastructure projects. Dr. Molenaar has performed project delivery and risk-related work for the California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington State Departments of Transportation. He has been a member of numerous technical review committees for projects including the Columbia River Bridge in Oregon and Washington, the SR520 Floating Bridge in Washington State, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California and the Panama Canal Expansion project in Panama. He holds Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (1990) and Masters of Science (1995) and Doctoral (1997) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. Dr. Molenaar is an active member the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and in 2018 he was inducted into the DBIA College of Fellows. He currently serves on the Design-Build Certification Board and has been recognized with the DBIA Academic Leadership Award (2000).