Current Position

Assistant Professor of Construction Management

East Carolina University



Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, September 2021

Specialization: Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)

Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. Hiba Baroud

M.S. in Civil Engineering, August 2020

Specialization: Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA

B.S. in Civil Engineering, May 2017


Sustainability Studies 

Beverage Management

Honors: Cum Laude

In May of 2017, Dan graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. In the fall of 2017, Dan joined Vanderbilt as a Ph.D. student under the guidance of Dr. Hiba Baroud. As an undergraduate student, Dan had two very influential internships that put him on the path he is today.  The first was with a civil engineering firm, B&B Engineering and the second internship was a semester long internship in the commissioner’s office at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

As an undergraduate student, Dan conducted research on disaster relief and planning, specifically on sustainability of temporary housing which was presented at the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies, and at the International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction. This work was then published in a special issue of Procedia Engineering

As a graduate student, Dan's passion and research intertwined to reduce the impact communities experience from natural disasters and to ease the process for any inherent recovery. 

In 2019, Dan became a Public Scholar through Vanderbilt's Curb Center which is accompanied by a fellowship that aims to combine art, enterprise and policy that respect the values of a community. As a result, Dan works to apply a time dynamic study which utilizes a variety of photograph methods to evaluate the preparation and response to the tornado damage incurred in the Middle Tennessee in March 2020. 

In August of 2021, Dan successfully defend my dissertation titled "Methods for Scenario Modeling of Post-disaster Temporary Housing" and joined the Construction Management faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology at SUNY Alfred State College. 

Dr. Perrucci is now a member of the faculty as an assistant professor at East Carolina University in the department of Construction Management. At East Carolina University, Daniel looks forward to educating future professionals and together “building” a more resilient and productive society.