Dr. Craig Capano
Associate DeanGraduate Programs
Craig D. Capano, Ph.D., CPC, is the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University and is a Dissertation Chair for Ph.D. students in Construction Science.
Dr. Capano earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Construction Science and Management from Clemson University. He also holds a dual undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He completed post doctorate work at Harvard University’s College of Education focusing on Higher Education Administration.
He brings an extensive academic and professional resume to the position at Capitol Tech and has over 25 years of previous experience in academic program leadership at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Western Carolina University and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He also served in administrative and faculty roles at Clemson, Mississippi State, Everglades University and Santa Fe College.
His many honors include National Outstanding Educator Awards from both the American Institute of Constructors and Associated General Contractors of America. He serves on the Board of Trustees with the American Council of Construction Education, the accreditation body for CM programs. He is a Certified Construction Professional by the American Institute of Constructors and held a GC license in North Carolina.
Professionally, Dr. Capano has more than 47 years of experience in the construction industry, where he started as a union construction laborer and worked his way up to Director of Engineering for an ENR top 500 company. He also currently serves as principal of The Capano Group, a consulting firm for contractors and construction education.
Dr. Capano’s research interests are in Construction Technologies, Prefabrications, and Construction Analytics.
He is married to his wife of 47 years and has 2 grown daughters and 6 grandchildren. He loves boating, fishing, and watching the grandkids play hockey.