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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4439
Fax: 660.543.4578
Email: Dr. Doug Koch


L. Joseph Kupersmith


Educational Background

MS (1991). Central Missouri State University (CMSU) - Industrial Technology, Construction Emphasis

BS (1989). Central Missouri State University - Construction Technology


Employment History

2000 - Present  Assistant Professor - School of Technology, University of Central Missouri
2000 - Present  Residential/Commercial Inspector, Self-employed
1997 - 2000 Building Inspector, City of Kansas City, Missouri
1991 - 1997 Building Official/Inspector, City of Mexico, Missouri
1990 - 1991 Graduate Teaching Assistant, CMSU
1983 - 1985 Operated Plumbing Repair Company, Kansas City metro area
1983 - 1985 Worked Part-time for Kansas City Lumber Co., Kansas City, Missouri
1974 - 1983 Apprentice/Journeyman Plumber, Kansas City metro area


Membership in Professional & Scientific Societies


Certifications and Licenses

Courses Taught

Teaching Assignments (* indicates current classes)

CMGT 1300 Introduction to Construction Management

CMGT 3330 Building Codes and Code Administration*

CMGT 1301 Seminar in Construction Management

CMGT 4000 Special Projects, Problems, Investigations

CMGT 2310 Construction Plans and Specifications* CMGT 4310 Construction Safety*
CMGT 2325 Project Cost Estimating CMGT 4330 Mechanical Systems for Buildings*

CMGT 3320 Principles of Construction Management

CMGT 4380 Heavy Equipment

Service (last five years) 


Grants and Funded Projects (last five years) 

Professional Presentations (last five years)

  1. Presented, Kupersmith, J., "2012 ICC/NFPA Codes Update", Warrensburg City Council, Warrensburg Missouri. June 2013.