The Construction Management program draws upon faculty expertise at Philadelphia University in the School of Business and School of Design and Engineering. Also, local professionals from the construction industry offer their expertise, serving as advisors to students.
F. Greg Lucado, Jr.
Mrs. Saramari León
Ms. León has more than 15 years experience in the construction industry
performing different aspects of project management. She began her career in
architecture in St. Louis, MO, working in the retail planning and design
department for May Company's store facilities located across the Midwest. She
also collaborated in the design and construction
administration of residential and historic reuse projects including the
historic $50 million rehabilitation of Cupples Station in St. Louis, MO, with
Trivers Associates. Subsequently
she moved to the Philadelphia area where she worked at BLTa in the design
documentation and construction administration of a variety of commercial, educational and historic-mixed use residential projects
throughout PA, NJ, and DC; most notably Penn State's Smeal College of
Business, The Union League of Philadelphia, The Phoenix condos in Center City
and DC USA retail development in Washington DC.
Sara's specialized experience includes
developing planning studies, computer aided drafting of construction documents,
compiling bid and construction documentation for a large variety of building
M. Tomalavage, P.E., PMP, LEED AP
Ann Tomalavage has more than 30 years of professional experience and has been a practicing project manager since 1984. Ann’s engineering expertise is primarily in the design, start-up, and operator training for industrial wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management facilities. Good design is the foundation for constructability and operability. Ann was Principal Project Manager at Roy F. Weston, Inc. (now Weston Solutions), an international environmental management firm. She was responsible for leading proposal efforts for small to large projects and programs and then managing them to the proposed profit margins and schedule. Ann was also responsible for training and mentoring project managers, assisting them in making the transition from strictly technical responsibilities to business and communications responsibilities as well. Ann has also worked for DuPont, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Koch Membranes (Abcor), and Pennwalt (now Arkema). Ann has been a key provider of project management training for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) nationally since 1999 and has been consistently been rated among the top four of all ASCE trainers (i.e., including those who instruct in technical areas). Ann has trained more than 3,000 project managers since 1992. In addition to her private clients, Ann has also taught project management at nine regional universities.
Mark is a licensed professional engineer (Pennsylvania) and a certified cost engineer (AACEI). He has a Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University. Mark is the author of a number of papers on topics related to project management and has considerable university teaching experience. He is a combat veteran of the United States Army.
Carter M. Young
Carter has managed, coordinated and supervised construction projects with a total value of more than $550,000,000 for many of the Philadelphia area’s leading corporations, financial institutions, utility companies, private schools and universities, and non-profit institutions. In addition to his teaching at Philadelphia University, Mr. Young continues working as an independent construction consultant/owner’s representative throughout the USA.