(Hallowell, Matthew Ryan - 2017) -- President's Teaching Scholar uri icon



  • Matt Hallowell joined CU Boulder in 2008 after earning his PhD from Oregon State University. He directs the Colorado Construction Safety Laboratory, housed within the construction engineering and management program at CU Boulder. A specialist on construction safety, he promotes the lab’s mission to conduct innovative and rigorous research that improves hazard risk management in the construction industry by integrating hazard identification, assessment and response into all facets of civil engineering education. He has published widely on construction safety and strategic safety management practices. Public engagement is an important part of Professor Hallowell’s scholarship, and he has overseen and participated in projects for the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Construction Industry Institute and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, among others.
    Hallowell is a regular recipient of university honors for his skill and commitment to teaching. In 2012 the College of Engineering and Applied Science awarded him the John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, and in 2013 he received the Outstanding Advisor Award. He is, in addition, director of the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative on the Boulder campus. The collaborative is a systemwide initiative that encourages faculty across CU to conduct research on teaching and learning, intended for refereed publication; it arises from a commitment to improving the theory and practice of teaching.

year awarded

  • 2017