Hongtao Dang, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor | SDC

Curriculum Vitae
Built Environment Technology Application (BETA)

Technical Interests

  • Data Analytics and Construction Automation (DACA)
  • Safety, Engineering, Construction, and Technology Integration (SECTI)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor | School of Design and Construction, Washington State University – 2022-Present
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) | Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction, Central Washington University 2019-2022
  • Instructor and Researcher | Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University (ISU) 2016-2019
  • Structural Engineer | Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, 2014-2016
  • Bridge Engineer | Bridge Engineering Center, Ames, Iowa, 2011-2014


  • CST M 254 Construction Graphics
  • CST M 368 Safety and Health
  • CST M 483 Building Information Modeling I


  • Ph.D. | Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) – Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2019
  • M.S. | Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) – Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2014
  • B.S. | Civil Engineering – Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2011

Professional Certifications

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license – Civil/Structural in Multiple States, such as Washington, Iowa, Florida, and New York.
  • Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM)
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA)


  • Regional Teaching Award, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) 2022
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, College of Education and Professional Studies, CWU, 2021.
  • Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Management in Engineering. 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • Best Speaker Awards (multiple times). Toastmaster at Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, Iowa. 2015.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, ISU, 2012.

Selected Publications

  • Mackenstadt, D. & Dang, H. (2021) Potentials and challenges associated with accessory dwelling units using modular construction. American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 International Conference Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Ramsey, K. & Dang, H. (2021) The perception of virtual and augmented realities in the construction industry in Washington state. American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 International Conference Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Dang, H. & Serne, J. (2021). Effective Safety Protocols and Construction Project Productivity Impacts for Construction Companies in Washington State During the COVID19 Pandemic, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference.
  • Dang, H. (2021). Case Studies on Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Construction Companies from the Private Sector in North America. Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference.
  • Plugge, P., Dang, H., & Martin, D. (2021). Sustainable, Reliable, and Effective Construction Management Strategies using Lean Project Delivery, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference.
  • Martin, D., Dang, H., & Plugge, P. (2021) Integrated Project Delivery Application and Understanding in Washington State, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference.
  • Dang, H. & Bender, W. (2021). Essential Elements and Best Practices for Teaching a Culminating Capstone Course Online in Construction Management Programs, American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference.
  • Dang, H. (2020). Finding Leadership from Successful Owners of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. ASEM International Annual Conference.
  • Dang, H., Choi, J., & Rajendran. S. (2020). Emerging Topics in Engineering Technology and Management Program, ASEM International Annual Conference.
  • Dang, H. & Shane, J. (2020). Diversity and Inclusion of Business Enterprise: A Comparative Analysis of Programs Used by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Construction Research Congress 2020, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482872.036.
  • Dang, H. & Shane, J. (2020). A Linear Development Model for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Research Congress 2020, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482889.029.
  • Shane, J., Katoski, A., & Dang, H. (2018). Improving the Effectiveness and Quality of Supportive Services for the Iowa Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, https://trid.trb.org/view/1495693
  • Dang, H. & Shane, J. (2018). Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) Characteristics and Effective Practices in Transportation Sector, r, Construction Research Congress 2018, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481271.072