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Brett D. Ellis, P.E., Ph.D.
AFE 119 - Casco Bay
AFE Region 8 - New England Region

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
The University of Maine
Orono, ME

About The AFE Educator of the Year Award

The AFE Educator of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding instructor or professor who, over the previous twelve months, has made a positive impact on students in an architectural, facilities management or engineering academic program. 


Each Nominee for this award must:

  • Be a current adjunct, instructor, professor or teacher who has taught, at least, one course in architecture, construction management, facilities management or engineering within the previous twelve months; and
  • Meet the criteria for this award.

Nominate Someone

Follow this link to make your nomination today:

2020 AFE Honors Nomination Form

2020 Award Finalists

Kenneth L. Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Cyber Defense
American Public University System

Ryan M. Storz, CPE-IT
Assistant Professor
California State University Maritime Academy

Dr. Frederick Ferguson
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University

Name this Award

Do you know of someone for whom this award should be named?  For example, how does The Nellie Avery Fresh AFE Official Instructor of the Year Award sound?  If someone claimed the sponsorship for this award and named it for Nellie Fresh, this award would be forever known as The Fresh Award.  It is really that simple.  Just one caveat:  This award must be named for a natural person, either living or deceased, who has in some way been connected to the built environment.  Benefits of The AFE HonorsTM Naming Rights Sponsorship also include:

  • Opportunity to help select the recipient each year.
  • Company logo and website link displayed on the AFE website.
  • Company logo and website link included in the promotional emails for The AFE Honors™.
  • Invitation to attend the award ceremony each year.
  • Press Release recognition for the Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Conference (ABMLC) each year.
  • Advertisement in event directory / program for the Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Conference (ABMLC) each year.
  • Invitation to a special Thank You reception for AFE Sponsors.

Ready to claim the naming rights for this award?  Click Here to complete the AFE Sponsorship Commitment Form.

View our other sponsorship opportunities here:  AFE Sponsorship Opportunities