Faculty and Staff

Jerry Hight - Interim Program Coordinator

Employed by CSU, Chico since 1985, Jerry Hight serves as the Assistant Dean for External Relations for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. Throughout his career, he has amassed more than 30 years of exprience working with on-campus constituencies and off-campus stakeholders to develop programs that provide students with exceptional experiential learning opportunities.

Office: O'Connell 414
Phone: 530-898-4508
Email: jhight@csuchico.edu

TANYA KOMAS, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Dr. Komas


Office: O’Connell 230
Phone: (530) 898-4487
Email: tkomas@csuchico.edu

Dr. Komas holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University, an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, New York, and a BS in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis. She is a recognized expert in concrete durability, deterioration, evaluation, preservation, and repair with a teaching, hands-on, and research background. She serves as the director of the Preservation Field School at Alcatraz Island and manages ongoing work with Caltrans, is a member of the Western Bridge Preservation Partnership through Caltrans, is on the Board of Directors for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), serving as Chair of the ICRI Evaluation Committee, is active in the American Concrete Institute’s Strategic Development Council, and is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International.

FERAIDON ATAIE, Ph.D - Associate Professor

Feriadon Ataie

Office: O’Connell 231
Email: fataie@csuchico.edu

Dr. Ataie received his B.S. in civil engineering from Kobul University, Afganistan and began his career as a structural engineer working with the US Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) on complex projects in Afganistan. He then earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. in civil engineering form Kansas State University (KSU) where he continued his research on concrete materials as a post-doctoral research associate while teaching at KSU. Dr Ataie started his first semester  with the CIM Program at CSU, Chico in the Fall 2014.


TIM HOSTETTLER - Lecturer and Internship Coordinator

Professor Hostettler

Office: O’Connell 231
Phone: (530) 898-4037
Email: t_hostettler@yahoo.com

Tim Hostettler has been teaching classes for the Concrete Management Program at CSU,Chico since 2008. He has a wealth of experience in the field, currently serving as the General Manager of A&A Concrete Supply, a Sacramento-based company that oeprates ready mix plants in Sacramento, Tracy, Stockton, Fairfield, Lincoln, Yuba City and Chico. Since joining the CSU, Chico faculty, Mr. Hostettler has taught a variety of CIM courses including; Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing, Applications and Methods, Facilities Management, and Sustainability in the Built Environment: The Role of Concrete.



Office: O'Connell 242
Email: sburghardt1@mail.csuchico.edu