Cal Poly Faculty Member Wins Outstanding Education Award at International Builders Show

Cal Poly construction management faculty member Scott Kelting was awarded the Outstanding Education Award by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapters program.

The award recognizes and encourages high-quality standards in teaching construction education. Educators are recognized for their voluntary extracurricular activities, including those with construction industry organizations, as well as their construction experience and professional initiatives. 

This is a well-deserved award for Dr. Kelting,” Construction Management Department Head Allan Hauck said. “He has led our efforts in developing innovative coursework related to the housing industry and the construction management practices for residential development. His students recognize Scott’s expertise in these areas and appreciate his dedication to this field.”

Kelting, who has taught at Cal Poly since 2007, serves as faculty advisor to the Real Property Development Minor, the National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter, and the NAHB and Associated Schools of Construction student competition teams. Kelting’s research and professional development is focused on housing, and he has published a text book on residential construction and materials.

Kelting received the award at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in February.

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach with Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy and have an impact on students’ careers,” Kelting said.

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About Cal Poly’s Construction Management Program

The Construction Management Department — which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020 — is one of the most respected programs in the country. With more than 500 full-time students, it prepares graduates to lead project teams of other professionals in the completion of complex infrastructure projects. These graduates are actively recruited by more than 200 firms spanning the globe. For more information, go to



Photo Information: Scott Kelting Award Photo.jpg - Scott Kelting, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, LEED AP (left) of Cal Poly receives an Outstanding Educator Award at the 2019 Student Chapters Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas from Erin Brennan, industry relations manager at Cengage(right).


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