Dr. Javernick-Will's research setting is the management of engineering and construction projects and project organizations. Her research group focuses on the sustainability and resilience of global engineering and construction projects, particularly the interface between social and built infrastructure systems, and the multinational organizations that deliver these projects. To study these topics, she integrates social considerations with technical factors, employing mixed or qualitative methods. Post-disaster recovery, a primary focus area, focuses on pre- and post-disaster processes and policies that facilitate resiliency, recovery, and infrastructure that is sustained, maintained, and operated by communities. Within project-based organizations, she studies knowledge mobilization and knowledge networks. Within Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, she focuses on collective action, networks and systems that sustain delivery of water and sanitation services in resource-limited communities.
Disaster recovery, community resilience and vulnerability, post-disaster reconstruction, management of global project organizations, mobilization of knowledge, engineering education, social sustainability of infrastructure systems
AREN 4506 - Pre-construction Estimating and Scheduling
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Covers project management estimating and scheduling methods with an emphasis on the techniques used to create pre-construction estimates and schedules for architectural and civil engineering projects.
CVEN 5346 - Managing Construction and Engineering Projects and Organizations
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Explores organizational and managerial issues and concerns facing executives in engineering and construction organizations. Through readings, case studies, simulation exercises, and projects, students are introduced to and apply concepts of strategy, core competencies, vision, innovation, team dynamics, interpersonal influence, organizational design issues, and global projects to engineering and construction organizations.