Assistant professor Thomas M. “Tom” Leathem of Mississippi State University’s building construction science program is the Associated Schools of Construction’s 2016 selection for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Leathem is an industrial technology/construction management graduate of Western Illinois University who worked for more than a decade in Chicago construction management positions. He joined MSU in 2012.
In addition to a master’s degree in design/build from Auburn University — where he was an adjunct professor — Leathem holds certified professional constructor designation from the American Institute of ConstructorsRepresenting more than 100 member schools spread among seven U.S. and two international regions, the Colorado-based organization works to advance efforts of academic and industry professionals in institutional construction education.
Building construction science is a major academic offering of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. It also is one of only two such studio-based programs in the U.S.
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