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Professor of Construction Management, Michigan State University

Dr. Matt Syal serves as a Professor of Construction Management and Director of PhD Programs at SPDC. He is a LEED® accredited professional and received his PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Penn State University. Prior to joining the academic world in 1988, he worked in the construction industry in the U.S., India, the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Syal has conducted research and outreach projects, and published extensively in the areas of Construction Project Management, Housing and the Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in more than 50 research and outreach projects funded by the industry, U.S. state and national government agencies, foundations and international agencies. Dr. Syal has published more than 100 refereed/professional papers and more than 50 project reports/monographs. In addition, he has served as an advisor or consultant to more than 25 industry and government organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.


  • –present
    Professor of Construction Management, Michigan State University


National Educator of the Year Award, National Association of Home Builders, USA; Exemplary Alumni Award, School of Planning and Architecture University, New Delhi, India