Sept. 24, 2020

Ep. 24 :: Dr. Ben Bigelow of Boomer Sooner U: From Building Homes to Building Leaders

Ep. 24 :: Dr. Ben Bigelow of Boomer Sooner U: From Building Homes to Building Leaders

In episode 24 of The Construction Leadership Podcast, Dr. Ben Bigelow joins the show. Ben is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Construction Science program at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating from Texas A&M, Ben built...


In episode 24 of The Construction Leadership Podcast, Dr. Ben Bigelow joins the show. Ben is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Construction Science program at the University of Oklahoma.

After graduating from Texas A&M, Ben built homes for Centex before being pulled into academia, studying and teaching at several of the strongest Construction Management programs in the country—Arizona State (Masters), Colorado State (PhD), and Texas A&M (back to his alma mater to teach). Ben taught in College Station for 6 years before heading north to Norman, Oklahoma, to lead the Construction Science program 3 years ago. 

In our interview, Ben shares insights on:  

  • how to connect and build trust with students today
  • collaborating with industry to create video content that adult learners actually watch, learn from, and retain
  • how organizations seeking to attract the best talent can stand out when recruiting on campus
  • the secret to helping students learn how to learn and learn how to think more effectively 

Thank you for listening!