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Tommy Tafazzoli

Tommy Tafazzoli

Assistant ProfessorConstruction Engineering EME 202C PO Box 642220

Dr. Mohammadsoroush (Tommy) Tafazzoli, is an assistant professor in the Voiland College of Engineering at Washington State University. He is also an affiliated faculty if the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at WSU. He got his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on construction management, his master’s degree in transportation engineering, and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Dr. Tafazzoli’s industry background comes from his international experience serving as a part-time field engineer. Additionally, he has served as an estimator and a construction management assistant between 2008 and 2011. He also served as a project scheduler for Kiewit Construction Company in 2018.

Dr. Tafazzoli has both of the most distinguished sustainable construction credentials in the United States, which are LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) as well as the ENV SP (Envision™ Sustainability Professional). He has numerous journal articles and conference papers as well as book chapters in a variety of areas, including construction sustainability, stormwater runoff management, construction delays, and change orders, contractor selection, construction workers’ training plus evaluation, utilizing machine learning in construction safety, and infrastructure asset management.

His goals are maximizing students’ learning and preparing them for competitive industry positions, and playing an active role in research in sustainability, safety, project administration, and machine learning in the construction industry.


Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Focused on Construction Management), University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Master of Science in Transportation Engineering, University of Science & Research.

Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering, QIAU.