CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 1, 2019)-Kirkwood Community College Associate Professor of Construction Management Joe Greathouse was awarded the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Outstanding Educator award at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in February.
The award recognizes and encourages high quality standards in teaching construction education. Educators are recognized for their voluntary extracurricular activities, including those with construction industry organizations, as well as their construction experience and professional initiatives.
“Congratulations to Professor Greathouse” said Jerry Howard, CEO of NAHB. “Joe demonstrates a dedication to the field of teaching and helping students achieve their very best at Kirkwood Community College.”
The award comes as no surprise to Kirkwood Dean of Industrial Technologies Dan Martin.
“Joe is a professional who works tirelessly building the community’s access and awareness of ACE professions (Architecture, Construction and Engineering),” said Martin. “He is in the high schools working with faculty there and he is well established in the home building and construction communities in our area and, indeed, nationally. Joe continues to build innovation into the program and profession through stackable credentials and third party credentials including the newly launched Construction Technologist Apprenticeship which also builds towards a Department of Labor Journeyperson’s Card and ACE diploma from Kirkwood.”