Emeritus Faculty

This page lists all Emeritus Faculty members in BCT, honoring their contributions to our program. Regular FacultyAdjunct Faculty, and Associates are listed on separate pages.

Dave Damery | R. Bruce Hoadley

Dave Damery

Ph.D. (UMass), MSIA (Carnegie Mellon), B.S. (MIT)

Dave Damery

Professor Emeritus

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Dave strove to accomplish the mission of the Building and Construction Technology Program by providing education and research in the areas of sustainable design and construction, efficient material use, Green Building technologies, and applied management in the building industry.  He taught classes covering: The Built Environment, Business of Building and Building Materials and Forest Products Marketing. His research interests were in sustainable forest management, marketing, and forest economics. Dave’s work experience includes: engineering, business consulting, management and sales and marketing of forest products and building materials.


R. Bruce Hoadley


R. Bruce HoadleyProfessor Emeritus

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Within this program, Bruce, had responsibility for wood anatomy and fundamental properties of wood, as well as basic processing technology. His research focused on wood identification and wood-moisture relationships, especially as related to dimensional change in wood. These and other areas of interest were explored in his two books, Understanding Wood and Identifying Wood, published by the Taunton Press; He was also a contributing editor and technical consultant for Fine Woodworking Magazine. Bruce taught an annual Wood Identification Workshop conducted through the Office of Continuing Education. As a professional consultant Bruce undertook the identification of wood in furniture and related decorative art objects in several major museums throughout the United States. He also served as a consulting forensic expert in civil and criminal cases involving wood products or wood related evidence.



Last updated: January 2, 2015