Dr. Ibrahim Odeh Wins the Alumni Association’s 2014 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

Apr 04 2014

The Faculty Recognition Committee of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and its Board of Managers have selected Dr. Ibrahim Odeh to be one of two recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2014 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Odeh is a Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and is also the research director and founder of the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) research initiative.

This award, created by the Alumni Association, is given to honor faculty members of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for excellence in teaching undergraduates. Dr. Odeh was nominated and selected as the recipient by a committee, which was composed of alumni and students. Selection was based upon an evaluation of a candidate’s dedication to undergraduate education, teaching skills, and sensitivity and responsiveness to student needs. The selection for this award was ratified by the Board of Managers of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association. The selection is a tribute to the faculty most important task at Columbia—the teaching of the next generation of Columbia-trained engineers and applied scientists.

Dr. Odeh managed to introduce a few new courses to the construction management program that helped in adding tremendous value to the students and providing them with essential tools and methodologies for their career development.

The Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award will be presented to Dr. Odeh at Class Day ceremonies on May 19, 2014.

Dr. Ibrahim Odeh