Full Professor, School of Construction Management Technology, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Z. (Željko) Torbica is Professor and former Head of the School of Construction Management Technology (2019-2022) at Purdue University. Dr. Torbica’s international experience of over 35 years includes both academic positions at several leading U.S. universities and an extensive and industry-recognized background in construction, engineering, real estate development, leadership and strategic planning. During the course of his career, Dr.Torbica has received a number of distinguished awards; served as the conference keynote speaker at international conferences; published articles in the most selective professional journals; directed real estate development operations, with projects ranging from $50- to $550 million; served on prestigious Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners; and completed leadership programs at Harvard University and Columbia University. Dr.Torbica received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida (Construction Management). Dr. Torbica is a Fellow of American Society for Quality, Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida, and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and Quality Engineer (QE) certifications.