Jonathan Tucker Named New Building Science Field Lab Manager
With the retirement of Senior Lecturer and Field Lab Manager Mike Hosey, Jonathan Tucker has been named manager of Auburn’s Robins & Morton Construction Field Lab in the McWhorter School of Building Science. In his new role, Tucker will teach multiple sections of the Construction Field Lab course and will manage the facility.
Tucker holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech and has spent his career working in the construction industry, including jobs as a project engineer and a superintendent as well as 13 years as a project manager. For the past three years he has worked as a construction project manager for Auburn University Facilities.
Tucker is excited about the opportunity to teach Construction Field Lab, the service learning course that is a graduation requirement for every student in the building science program. “This unique course has the ability to teach the students so much within their field of study,” Tucker said. “It teaches them hands-on construction applications, teamwork, coordination, scheduling, budgeting, how to interact with clients and how to give back to their local communities.”
School head Richard Burt emphasized the importance of strengthening the service learning program even further. “We are really glad to welcome Jonathan Tucker to our team as we continue to provide our students with service learning opportunities and make the best use of our excellent Robins & Morton Construction Field Lab,” he said. “Jonathan has big boots to fill, following the retirement of Mike Hosey, but I am confident he can take us to the next level.”