Dr. Linda Thomas-Mobley

Editor of Construction Management

Dr. Linda Thomas-Mobley is a veteran academic with professional experience as a construction manager, facility manager and an attorney at law. In 2012 Dr. Thomas was awarded top honors as a national leader in Construction Management education with the Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. This is the highest honor an educator in Construction Management can receive from the National Association of Women in Construction.

She holds a Juris Doctorate in Law cum laude, from the University of Miami, a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and, a PhD in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Thomas founded the Construction Management Department at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, San Diego where she created and led undergraduate and graduate Construction Management programs.

Before moving to San Diego, Dr. Thomas served as a tenured professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she spent 13 years as an assistant and associate professor and eventually the associate chair of the building construction program. Her research interests include construction and maintenance of public infrastructure, mega projects, facilities management, indoor environments, and the application of American law to the built environment industry.

Dr. Thomas developed her interest in mega projects while working as a construction manager for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in the mid-90’s. She was responsible for the design, construction and demolition of the $30M Athletes Village, a small city temporarily housing 15,000 athletes. Her professional experience also includes practicing as litigation attorney in Atlanta Georgia, and an officer in the United States Civil Engineers Corps.