Dr. Gary P. Moynihan

  • Professor
  • Associate Department Head of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office: 2053 H.M. Comer
  • Phone: (205) 348-1606
  • Fax: (205) 348-0783

Areas of Research

  • Information Systems Development
  • Project Management
  • Economic and Operations Analysis
  • Industrial Engineering Applications


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1990
  • M.B.A., Operations Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1980
  • B.S., Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1978


Dr. Moynihan’s primary areas of research specialization are information systems development, including management information systems, decision support systems, and expert systems; economic analysis; project management; and operations analysis. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on research grants and contracts that have been funded by NASA, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, the Federal Aviation Administration, BellSouth Telecommunications, Mercedes-Benz, and the foundry industry. Moynihan co-founded and served as assistant director for the Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, which is a Department of Energy funded center dedicated to assisting manufacturing facilities in energy cost reduction, productivity improvement, waste minimization and pollution prevention. He has published more than 100 articles in books, journals and conference proceedings, and has five software copyrights. Prior to joining The University of Alabama, Moynihan was employed for 10 years by Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace, where he was a manufacturing engineer, industrial engineer, and a systems analyst for a variety of company programs, including missile defense and fixed wing/rotorcraft avionics. He has also held production supervisor positions in the computer and chemical processing industries.