Portrait of Cristina Poleacovschi
PhD Graduate
Construction Engineering and Management

Cristina is currently an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. She researches collaboration and knowledge sharing in construction organizations. She has experience in working for international development organizations and is interested in studying the effects of infrastructure planning on issues of social justice. Her doctoral research focused on knowledge governance strategies. She is passionate about gender inclusion and has written a children's book (Elena, the engineer) about girls building and engineering cities.


  • PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), University of Colorado Boulder, 2017

  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2012

  • BE in Construction Management, Technical University of Moldova, 2010


  • Construction Industry Institute, Best Poster Award, 2015

  • Engineering Project Organizations Conference, Best Paper Award, 2015

  • Teaching Institute for Graduate Education Research (TIGER) Research Fellowship, 2015

  • University of Colorado International Student Office Grant, 2014 

  • The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International Scholarship, 2015

  • Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Doctoral Assistantship for Excellence Award, 2013

  • University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Graduate Assistantship, 2013

Please note that the publications listed below were completed during tenure at the University of Colorado Boulder and do not include recent publications.