Robert Pyle

Robert Pyle, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Office Location: Price Hall, Suite 110
Office Phone: 336-334-7590

Dr. Pyle is a full professor and chairperson of the Department of Construction Management, Occupational Safety & Health and Geomatics and has been a project director of numerous federal and state projects in the School of Technology.  He is a Certified Constructor with 25 years of experience in residential construction and 10 years of experience with manufactured and modular housing both in the classroom and field.  He has directed projects dealing with weatherization, energy, construction practices and improvement of housing for low income residents in several parts of North Carolina.  His education degrees are BA and MA from The College of New Jersey and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.  Dr. Pyle has received awards for outstanding leadership, teaching and named the researcher of the year in 2005 for the School of Technology.  Recently, he has been rated by his peers as an outstanding professor in the School of Technology.

Dr. Pyle has performed exceptionally well both as a programmatic coordinator and manager and has received wide acclaims at the local and national level. In 1998, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s HUD project which he was the PI was requested by SEEDCO to present at its annual “HBCU Community Development Partnership for the Future” and its success was displayed at SEEDCO’s 1999 conference. Furthermore, the HUD Telecommunications Grant directed by Dr. Pyle won the HUD’s 2000 Best Practice Award at the state level.  With 30 years of working with the city residents and local agencies, he is knowledgeable of HUD requirements at the University, city, county and state levels.

Dr. Pyle headed the Leadership and Community Development Research Cluster for several years at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  His experience and expertise has been invaluable to the University in acquiring numerous grants over the past 20 years.  He is a Certified Professional Constructor, member of the American Institute of Contractors and is nationally certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

His areas of research include energy efficiency and management, safety at heights, indoor air quality, residential construction processes and manufactured housing techniques.