Dr. Maria Calahorra-Jimenez is a Beavers Assistant Professor in heavy civil construction management at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Calahorra-Jimenez worked for 14 years in international engineering firms before changing her path to academia. She is passionate about improving engineering and construction practices in infrastructure projects, and she thinks the best place to contribute to this vision is through research and higher education.
Dr. Calahorra-Jimenez’s main research lines focus on alternative and digital project delivery, data analysis/decision-making, and sustainability/resilience in infrastructure projects. She is also working to broaden women’s participation in heavy civil engineering/construction and in engineering/construction education.