BS, MS, Cardiff University (United Kingdom); Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Yewande Abraham is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering and Construction Management at the Department of Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Management and Safety (CETEMS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in building operations and maintenance and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). She joined RIT in 2018, prior to that, she received her Bachelor's and Master's in Civil Engineering from Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom and completed her Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering (Construction option) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. She has industry and research experience in the construction industry in the US and internationally.
Dr. Abraham’s research interests are in sustainable built environments, occupant comfort, and indoor environmental quality. She also conducts research in civil engineering and construction education focusing on learning styles, curriculum development, and increasing interest of underrepresented groups in STEM fields. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in introduction to civil engineering, construction scheduling, planning and control, principles of construction leadership and management, and sustainable building construction and design.