Contact Construction Management

  • Please use one of the methods below to contact the Construction Management program or to request information:


    Local: 218.477.2104
    Fax: 218.477.5958

    Mailing Address

    Professional Management Department | PO Box 127
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563


    Hagen Hall 211
    600 11th Street South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    College & Department

    College of Business & Innovation | Professional Management Department

    Program Coordinator, Academic Advisors & Administrative Assistant

  • Seltveit, Scott
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211I
    Phone: 218.477.2469

    Scott Seltveit is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Construction Management program at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he has taught for the past 26 years. He was also a Project Manager for 10 years in Heavy Civil and Commercial construction. Scott graduated with a B.S. degree Construction Engineering from NDSU in 1979 and earned a MBA from MSU Moorhead in 1992. Scott worked on the construction of power lines for two summers prior to graduation. After that he worked for a bridge contractor for a year prior to joining the estimating group for Kaiser Engineers. Scott worked on two projects over a four year span with Kaiser. The first was the Coal Gasification Plant in Beulah, ND which was a $2 billion project in the early 1980’s. The second project, where Scott was the Project Estimator for the $100 million project, involved constructing sub-size missile silos and then blowing them up to simulate a nuclear explosion. From 1985 to 1989 Scott worked for a local construction firm, John T. Jones Construction Inc. where he was a Project Manager. In the fall of 1989 Scott got the opportunity to take over the management of the Construction Management program at MSU Moorhead. There were 12 students in the program when he began. The CM program earned American Council of Construction Education accreditation in the late 1990’s. Scott has served as the CM Program Coordinator and the Department Chair for several years.

  • Andersen, Norma
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211D
    Phone: 218.477.2464

    Dr. Andersen is a full professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). In addition to teaching Construction Management at MSUM, Dr. Andersen is Vice President of KWA Constructors, Inc., a residential contractor in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Andersen joined the Construction Management faculty at MSUM in the fall of 1999. Prior to this she was a Professor in the M. E. Rinker School of Building Construction at the University of Florida and Professor of Building Construction Management at Michigan State University. Dr. Andersen received her PhD in 1991 from Colorado State University. She was also a visiting professor at Milton Margi College in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the academic year 1996-1997. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Andersen was Vice President of Andersen Construction, Inc., a commercial construction business in Casper, Wyoming. The corporation completed construction projects in both the public and private sectors including new construction, renovation, and maintenance contracts. Her direct involvement in the construction business, allows Dr. Andersen the opportunity to develop practical realistic approaches to project management including human resource management. Having worked at all levels of the construction business, she has a broad understanding of issues confronting all aspects of construction management. Construction management experience, educational background, and teaching experience provides Dr. Andersen with the foundation necessary to combine concepts, theories with practical applications to develop management training which will enable owners, designers, and contractors to implement the concepts of total quality management into their projects. Dr. Andersen is active in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) serving on various committee and accreditation teams. She was the first female educator appointed to the ACCE Board of Trustees.2003-2007. In 2010, she received the W.A. Klinger Construction Education Award presented by the national organization, American Institute of Constructors. In 2011, Dr. Andersen was appointed by the American Institute of Constructors to represent the organization on the American Council for Construction Education Board of Trustees and now serves as the Secretary of the Board. In April 2015, she will begin a four term on the Constructors Certification Commission Board of Governors.

  • Axness, Rachel
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211
    Phone: 218.477.2828

    Rachel Axness is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management department at Minnesota State University Moorhead. This is her first year as an educator at MSUM, teaching Estimating, Construction Cost Control, and Sustainability. Prior to that, she worked in the heavy/industrial construction industry as a Project Manager and Estimator for John T. Jones Construction, Fargo, ND. Rachel graduated in 2006 with a B.S. degree in Construction Management from MSUM. In 2013 she graduated with a MBA from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

  • Atchison, Jan
    Office & Administrative Specialist Int.
    Computer Science and Information Systems Department

    Office: BR 160A
    Phone: 218.477.2299