Sherif Attallah Ph.D. completed his bachelor of science degree in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo. Upon graduating, Sherif had the opportunity to work in the construction industry for 14 years with multiple, multinational companies in various capacities. His extensive professional experience includes positions with specialty contractors, general contractors, consultants, and proprietors in Egypt, Dubai (UAE) and Qatar.
With an MBA from Heriot Watt University and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, in 2014, after completing a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University, Attallah joined Ball State University as an assistant professor in construction management program. Currently, he serves as the acting associate chair for the department of construction management and interior design. His teaching areas include mechanical and electrical construction and his research interests include energy efficient buildings and work competencies for construction management graduates.