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Dalya Ismael

Adjunct Professor

School of Engineering: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Email: Dalya Ismael
Phone: 937-229-3847
Kettering Laboratories Room 422

Selected Publications

  • Ismael, D., & Shealy, T. (2018, October). Industry perceptions of sustainable design and construction practices in Kuwait. Journal of Green Building.
  • Ismael, D., & Shealy, T. (2018). Sustainable construction risk perceptions in the Kuwaiti construction industry. Sustainability, 10(6), 1854.
  • Shealy, T., Johnson, E., Weber, E., Klotz, L., Applegate, S., Ismael, D., & Greenspan Bell, R. (2018). Providing descriptive norms during engineering design can encourage more sustainable infrastructure. Sustainable Cities and Society, 40, 182. doi:
  • Ismael, D., & Shealy, T. (2018, September 27). Aligning rating systems and user preferences: An initial approach to more sustainable construction through a behavioral intervention. Construction Research Congress.
  • Shealy, T., Ismael, D., Hartmann, A., & van Buiten, M. (2017). Removing certainty from the equation: Using choice architecture to increase awareness of risk in engineering design decision making. Engineering Project Organization Conference. (Best paper award)


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management, Virginia Tech
  • M.Sc., Engineering Project Management, University of Leeds

Courses Taught

  • Statics

Licenses, Certifications and Credentials

  • Envision Specialist (ENV SP)
  • United Nations Certification in Leadership & Sustainable Buildings and Communities

Research Interests

  • Encouraging more sustainable design decisions for the built environment.