Dr. Jay Christofferson is the 2022 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He has more than 30 years teaching Construction Management at Brigham Young University (BYU) and has been the Program Coordinator for the last 5 years. During his time in construction education, Dr. Christofferson’s contributions to ASC includes service in multiple leadership roles at the regional and national level. He has served ASC as the Region 6 Director and for 18 years on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Secretary, Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, and President. In addition to ASC service, he has an impressive record of service to the construction industry and has had a positive influence on thousands of students through his teaching and mentoring over the years. Colleagues describe him as a thoughtful professional who continually strives to make a positive impact on all facets of ASC: faculty, students, programs, organization, and the construction industry.
Dr. Barry Lunt, Director of the BYU School of Technology describes Dr. Christofferson’s contributions to construction education as ‘significant’ at the local, state, and national levels. He has been tireless in his work to advance construction education through sharing of ideas, knowledge, inspiration, guidance, and the promotion of excellence in curricula, teaching, research, and service. Dr. David Gunderson remembers when he was transitioning from working in the construction industry to the role of faculty in construction education, Dr. Christofferson was always available to help him navigate and adjust to the new role as an educator. The two would continue to interact over the years as colleagues on the ASC Board of Directors and educators with a passion to advance construction educator. Dr. Gunderson expressed his appreciation as a role model and mentor to many educators and cannot think of anyone more collegial than Dr. Christofferson.
Professor Emeritus Lori Brown describes Dr. Christofferson as one who carefully listens to others points of views and offers his opinions in a professional, humorous, and sincere way. He is thoughtful in his interactions with colleagues and is admired for his support as mentor to other construction educators. Over the years he has been one of the most important colleagues in her career that has helped her successfully contribute to and serve the ASC community. Professor Brown believes that Dr. Christofferson’s contributions to the ASC in multiple capacities, as well as his outstanding contributions to construction education, could not be more congruent with the meaning of the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.