Kimberlee Zamora, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Sustainable Construction, Waste Management



Jefferson - East Fall Campus

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Kimberlee Zamora, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Sustainable Construction, Waste Management

Areas of Specialization

Construction Management


BS, MS, and PhD in Civil Engineering, Drexel University


Dr. Zamora is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Construction Management program. Dr. Zamora teaches Construction Accounting and Cost Control, Construction Surveying, Estimating and Scheduling, Construction Environmental Management, Construction Safety and Risk Management, Advanced Project Management, and Masters’ Project. She advises undergraduates, Masters’ projects, and internships. She is the faculty advisor for the Jefferson Society of Construction Managers.


Dr. Zamora is locally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has worked and lived in this region her whole life. During her extensive career as a construction professional, she gained diverse experience in building in public housing, healthcare, life sciences, industrial, data centers, commercial buildings, higher education, assisted living, lifestyle housing & tenant fit outs in the Philadelphia Region. She focused mainly on project management at numerous companies: Intech, Lend Lease, The Norwood Company, Philadelphia Housing Authority, WS Cumby, and most recently Torcon. Majority of her time was spent leading project teams as a senior project manager for all aspects of construction from conception to building turnover. 

Dr. Zamora’s research focuses on materials management in the built environment using the tools of Industrial Ecology. She has been a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C since 2007. Dr. Zamora is an active member of Philadelphia Women in Construction and Greenbuild United.

Journal Papers

  • Marcellus-Zamora, K.A., Gallagher, P.M., Spatari, S., Tanikawa, H. Estimating materials stocked by land use type in historic urban buildings using spatio-temporal analytical tools. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Accepted March 2015.
  • Marcellus-Zamora, K.A., Gallagher, P.M., Spatari, S., Can Industrial Ecology tools and unconventional data sources inform waste diversion characteristics? Journal of Industrial Ecology (in progress)

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • IEEE-ISSST 2012, Boston, MA. May 16-18, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Construction Waste Management Decision
  • Making Process: Identification, Framework and Detailed Urban C&D Waste Profile Analysis. 2012.
  • IALCCE 2012, Vienna Austria. October 3-6, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Utilizing GIS as a geospatial tool to inventory
  • LEED Certified Buildings and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Flows in the United States. 2012.

Research Collaboration

  • Catalyzing New International Collaborations Planning Visit at Cambridge University, Doctoral Student participant, NSF grant # 1132960
  • NewBio, Research Assistant, USDA, NFA
  • East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1132960 and OISE-1209501 and JSPS SP12039

Poster Presentations

  • NEWBio Annual Meeting 2013, 2014
  • JSPS Multidisciplinary Science Forum, March 2014
  • JSPS June 2012