Ryan Manuel, an Assistant Professor of Practice at Purdue University's School of Construction Management Technology, brings twenty years of expertise in residential, commercial, and mechanical construction. Ryan, who graduated from Purdue, has held various management positions in different sectors of the construction industry before transitioning to academia in 2019.
His academic influence is characterized by creative course design and an interactive teaching style, particularly in his primary course, CM 15000, where students obtain practical construction skills. Ryan's commitment to excellence in teaching is evident through multiple nominations for the Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award and recognition for his exceptional teaching during the pandemic.
Ryan's engagement in the construction sector is extensive, going beyond instruction alone. He currently serves on the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Career Development Committee and has held a Board of Directors seat for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC). His collaborations with the industry have had a substantial positive impact on Purdue's construction management department, enriching educational programs and fostering connections with industry best practices.
Ryan has been honored with the John P. Lisack Early-Career Engagement Award in recognition of his commitment to improving the construction management curriculum and his significant contributions to the field. He continues to uplift the educational landscape through his ongoing engagement projects, promising to shape future generations of construction professionals.