Reyes - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Dr. Matthew D. Reyes


University of Oklahoma
PhD, Educational Psychology, Emphasis in Instructional Psychology and Technology

Texas A&M University
MS, Construction Management

Texas A&M University
BA, Spanish, Supporting Emphasis in Business Administration

Research Interests

Construction Safety Management and Training, The Latino Workforce in the Construction Industry, Gaming and Other Novel Instructional Interventions

Professional Credentials

OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer. (August 2014-Present).

Certified Professional Constructor, American Institute of Constructors. (November 2013-Present).

Member, American Educational Research Association. (2015-Present).

Member, American Society of Safety Engineers. (2015-Present).

Member, National Association of Home Builders. (2015-Present).

Member, Associated General Contractors. (2012-Present).

Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2013-2016).

Member, Design Build Institute of America. (2012-2014).


Regional Teaching Award, Associated Schools of Construction, Region V. (April 7, 2017)

2015 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, National Association of Home Builders. (January 20, 2016).

Outstanding Researcher, College of Architecture. (September 23, 2016).

Selected Publications

Reyes, M., & Johnston, J. (2018). Fostering transformative experiences for construction students: Gamifying a surveying course. Associated Schools of Construction 2018 conference proceedings.

Ghosh, S. & Reyes, M. (2017). Production planning using location based management and ‘takt’ time: A postmortem and premortem. Associated Schools of Construction 2017 conference proceedings.

Shadravan, S., Reyes, M. D., Butko, D. J., Holliday, L. M., Hines, K. R., Huizar, J. “Sustainability of Compressed Earth Block Construction: Comparative Analysis of Compressed Stabilized Earth Block and Traditional Wood Framed Single Family Residences.” AEI ASCE, pp. 368–374.

Holliday, L. M., Ramseyer, C., Reyes, M. D., Butko, D. J. (2016). “Building with Compressed Earth Block within the Building Code.” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol.22, No. 30, 04016007-1 – 04016007-13.

Butko, D., Holliday, L., Reyes, M., Birney, J., Randorff, J. (2015). “Comparing the acoustical nature of a compressed earth block (CEB) residence to a traditional wood framed residence.” Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1-19.

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Ghosh, S. (Co-PI) & Reyes, M. (Co-PI). The TEXO Education and Research Foundation Construction Department Grant, 2019. Construction Fall Hazard: Strategic Intervention & Dissemination. $5,000. (Funded)

Perrenoud, A. (PI), Reyes, M. (Co-PI), & Bigelow, B. (Co-PI) ELECTRI International Research Grant. Electrical Construction Management Training. $44,954. (Funded)

Reyes, M. D. (Principal Investigator), Holliday, L. M. (Co-Principal Investigator), Perrenoud, A. J. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Developing a General Education Course: Residential Construction for Non-Construction Majors,” Sponsored by National Housing Endowment, Non-Profit. (January 21, 2015-December 31, 2017).

Perrenoud, A. J. (Principal Investigator), Ghosh, S. (Co-Principal Investigator), Reyes, M. D. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Developing the Framework that Promotes Collaboration between the College of Architecture and the Construction Industry,” Sponsored by College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $5,000.00. (April 25, 2017-May 15, 2018).

Holliday, L. M. (Principal Investigator), Graham, C. (Co-Principal Investigator), Reyes, M. D. (Co-Principal Investigator), Williams, S. B. (Co-Principal Investigator), Butko, D. J. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Comparing the Sustainability of a Compressed Earth Block House to a Conventionally Framed House Built to National Green Building Standards,” Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Federal. (August 15, 2012-February 15, 2015).