Shannon Casebeer | Associate Professor
Jim and Carolyn Grier Construction Science Chair
M.S. - 2016, North Dakota State University
B.S. - 1992, Kansas State University
Construction Science and Management
2083 Seaton Hall
Mr. Casebeer’s research areas have involved exploration into the use of common recyclable household consumer waste plastics to create new construction materials. His first projects involved research into the concept of plastic masonry units, and their potential applications for load-bearing and non-load-bearing partitions. His latest research efforts have involved using undergraduate student teams to engage in creative inquiry projects for public and private industry clients that provided students the opportunity to experience the practical application of preconstruction services and employ value engineering strategies. He continues to have a strong interest in topics of sustainability as they relate to preconstruction and construction practices.
Casebeer is the recipient of the 2019 Richard and Hannah Kerschen Teaching Excellence Award. In 2018, he was appointed as the Jim and Carolyn Grier Construction Science Chair. Previous awards include: 2018 GE Johnson Construction Faculty Award, 2017 AGC of Kansas Faculty Fellowship Award, 2017 Associated Schools of Construction-Region 4 Teaching Award, 2016 Eugene Thorson Faculty Award and the 2015 AGC of Kansas Faculty Award.
He continues to teach upper level courses in the Construction Science and Management curriculum, primarily courses involving construction estimating and preconstruction services. In addition to his teaching and academic advising responsibilities, he has served or continues to serve as a faculty advisor or coach to several student groups such as the Associated General Contractors student chapter, the United States Green Building Council student chapter, the Associated Schools of Construction Design-Build competition team, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition team, Architectural Engineering Institute’s student competition team and Sigma Lambda Chi construction academic honor society.
He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Design Build Institute of America, the American Society of Professional Estimators, U.S. Green Building Council and Sigma Lambda Chi.