Dr. David Hatfield, Student Advisor
Director of Land Development/Residential Building Concentration

Dr. David Hatfield is the Director of the Land Development/Residential Building concentration. Hatfield, a career educator, has also been a residential home builder since 1973. Since 1982, Hatfield worked for many years to successfully develop and add the concentration in land development and residential building to the curriculum, making it the first program of its kind in the United States. He has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the residential construction industry and is actively involved with residential builders and developers at the local and national levels. He is past president (2011-12) of the National Student Home Builder’s Advisory Board.

Dr. Duane Vanhook
Assistant Professor

Mr. Duane Vanhook, assistant professor, brings to the Construction Management Program, teaching experience as well as over 20 years of construction experience. Vanhook, a general contractor, has also served as a construction superintendent and subcontractor in the field of residential construction and light commercial. His extensive knowledge of the home building and residential development industry allows him to teach from a real-world point of view. He will be president of the National Student Home Builder’s Advisory Board in 2013-2014.

Dr. Douglas Chelson
Associate Professor

Dr. Douglas Chelson, association professor, has 17 years of teaching construction courses and construction work experience. Chelson has taught courses at Brigham Young University and California State University at Chico. He has construction experience as project management on several projects. Chelson’s experience in Utah, California and Oregon brings a different way to construct residential homes providing students with a broader general knowledge of residential construction.

Dr. Walter Boles 
Chairman, Department of Engineering Technology

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