About the Moderators


Dr. Michelle Calvarese, professor and department chair, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, College of Social Sciences, Fresno State

Dr. Michelle Calvarese is a full professor and chair of the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning.  She received her Ph.D. from Texas A & M University, her M.A. from West Chester University, and her B.A. from Villanova University.  She joined Fresno State in 2000.  During her 19 years, she has taught various city and regional planning courses including urban geography, urban planning, and case studies.  She has also taught several geography courses including human geography, cultural geography, and research methods.  Her research focuses on land use change, development, revitalization, and urban history.  She also has a strong interest in bridging the gap between city planning and development. Her research on land use change has been presented at national and regional conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Calvarese is passionate about Central Valley planning and has been at the forefront of building the department’s new B.S. degree in City and Regional Planning.


Brad Hyatt, P.E., LEED AP, associate professor and department chair, Department of Construction Management, Lyles College of Engineering, Fresno State

Professor Brad Hyatt is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Construction Management in the Lyles 

College of Engineering at Fresno State. He has a master’s of science in engineering with a focus on construction engineering and project management from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky. He teaches courses in construction scheduling, construction documents and construction project controls. He actively conducts research on data and predictive analytics in construction, leadership in construction, lean construction practices and integrating technology into construction education.


Professor Hyatt is also registered professional engineer in California and LEED accredited professional with over 20 years of professional experience in program and project management of facilities, engineering and construction projects. His broad expertise includes sustainable design and construction, facilities management, construction management, capital improvements planning, energy management, disaster response and construction work-force shaping. He has managed a variety of projects from a large, complex replacement hospital to small fuel tank renovations.



Dr. Andres Jauregui, associate professor and director, Gazarian Real Estate Center, Craig School of Business, Fresno State

Dr. Jauregui graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the International University of the Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1999. He obtained a master’s of science in Economics and Ph.D. in applied economics from Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, in 2006.  His dissertation essays were in the areas of real estate, environmental and urban economics.


He am currently an associate professor of real estate in the Department of Finance and Business Law in the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. Besides his teaching and research responsibilities, he is also the director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center, which promotes the advancement of real estate education and research.

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