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Fan Zhang

Dr. Fan Zhang

Associate Professor


Dr. Fan Zhang is an assistant professor in the School of Construction and Design at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. degree from the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Her scholarly efforts are mainly in the areas of highway work zone safety, safety training, and the pedagogy of construction management.

  • Construction Engineering Management (PHD) - Oregon State University (2016)
  • Construction Management (MS) - University of Kansas (2008)

AEC 254 Estimating I
AEC 258 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BCT 445 Soils and Foundations
BCT 377 Construction Project Management
BCT 305 Surveying
AEC 270 Statics and Strength of Materials
AEC 344 Building Structures
AEC 496 Internship

  • A Study on Assessing the Awareness of Heat-Related Illnesses in the Construction Industry, CI & CRC Joint Conference, 2022
  • Analysis of a heat-related illness training program for industry workers, 2022
  • A Market Accessibility Study of The Inland Waterway System in Mississippi, the 2021 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering conference proceeding, 2021
  • Highway Construction Work Zone Safety: Effectiveness of Traffic Control Devices, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 2017
  • Impacts of Construction Work Zone Equipment and Operations on Vehicle Speeds, Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, 2016
  • Determining Standard Cost Estimating Methods for Negotiating Engineering and Related Services Contracts, Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, 2014
  • Sustainable Recycling Approach: an Understanding of Designers’ and Contractors’ Recycling Responsibilities throughout the Life Cycle of Buildings in Two US Cities, Sustainable Development, 2012
  • Subcontractor Involvement in LEED Building Projects, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, 2012
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Sigma Lambda Chi
  • Chinese (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Construction Engineering Management, Highway Construction Workzone Safety, Construction Education and Training