Kristy Wolfe

Assistant Professor in Residence

Jobst Hall 236
(309) 677-2713
klwolfe@bradley.edu

M.S., Engineering Management, University of Missouri, Rolla
B.S., Construction, Bradley University

Biography

Professor Wolfe is from Edelstein, Illinois, and is a proud graduate of Bradley University. She started her construction career with the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Germany. While with the Corps, she received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, Rolla. She also spent a year teaching at the United States Army Engineer School. She served in a variety of positions at Caterpillar, including operations supervisor, process engineer, and facilities engineer. She has been teaching at Bradley since 2008.

Professional Experience

  • Jan 08 – Present, Temporary Assistant Professor, Bradley University
  • Jun 06 – Jan 08, Caterpillar, East Peoria – Positions held include: Operations Supervisor, Process Engineer, and Facilities Engineer
  • Aug 01 – May 06, Lecturer, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Aug 00 – May 06, Adjunct Faculty, Park University
  • Jan 93 – Aug 01, United States Army Corps of Engineers – Positions held include: Platoon Leader, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Company Executive Office, Chief of Engineering Division (United States Army Engineer School), Company Commander

Teaching

  • Construction Graphics
  • Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Labor Unions
  • Equipment Methods
  • Construction Improvement Methods
  • Mechanics
  • Materials and Methods
  • Green Construction
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems II

Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Green Construction
  • Productivity Improvement Methods
  • Efficient Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects
  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
  • Labor Shortage in Construction Trades

Trade Seminars

  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Efficient Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects ". JLC Live. Nashville, Tennessee, October 2017.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Effective Jobsite Leadership ". JLC Live. Nashville, Tennessee, October 2017.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Leadership Opportunities in a Multi-Generational Workforce ". JLC Live. Nashville, Tennessee, October 2017.
  • Adrian, James & Kristy Wolfe. “Increasing Jobsite Productivity – a 15 Point Program”. World of Concrete. Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2017, 2016, 2015.
  • Wolfe, Kristy & Rocky Geans. “Creating, Managing, and Utilizing a Construction Schedule”. World of Concrete. Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2017.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Leadership Opportunities in a Multigenerational Workforce". World of Concrete. Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2017.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. “Effective Jobsite Leadership”. Remodeling and Deck Show. Baltimore, Maryland, October 2016.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. “Personnel Management in Today’s Workforce”. Remodeling and Deck Show. Baltimore, Maryland, October 2016 & Chicago, Illinois, September 2015.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Capitalize with Effective Jobsite Leadership ". World of Concrete. Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2016.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. "Efficient Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects ". World of Concrete. Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2016.
  • Wolfe, Kristy. “Increasing Jobsite Productivity”. Remodeling Show. Chicago, Illinois, September 2015.

Service

  • Faculty Advisory for Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
  • Active member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Faculty Advisor for Habitat for Humanity
  • Illinois Central College Advisory Committee for Architectural Construction Program
  • Pheasants Forever Grand Prairie Chapter Officer
  • Hallock Township Clerk

Licensures & Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • CEC Spirit Award, Bradley University, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2006 

Certifications

  • LEED GA Certified