Dr. Diane DeSimone

Senior Lecturer, Retired

Dr. Diane DeSimone

Email: diane.desimone@unt.edu

Phone: 940-565-2364

Fax: 940-565-2666

Office: NTRP F115-G

Faculty Page: https://faculty.unt.edu/editprofile.php?pid=2209

Areas of Research
Green and Sustainable Building
Energy Efficiency and "Systems" Building
Quality Management in Construction

Dr. Diane DeSimone is a lecturer for the construction engineering technology program. She has extensive experience in "green building," and specializes in the business side of the construction industry, including methods, materials, estimating and contract documents. Dr. SeSimone owned and operated a residential construction company that specialized in SIPs construction and energy efficiency. She has won an award in Materials Management and Energy Efficiency and has received recognition by the Texas Senate for contributing to the advancement of green building processes.


  • Ph. D., International Marketing, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • MBA, Business Administration / Marketing, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • BS, Economics / Marketing, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN

Selected Publications:

  • Transnational Marketing in the Information Age; Garland Publishing, 1998
  • White papers for the Institute for Information Studies, MD
  • Article for NTQ publication of Technologies Futures, Inc., Austin TX
  • CISV International Symposium; presenter and discussion facilitator
  • Guest lecturer; Univ. TX, Arlington
  • Various Panel Presentations; i.e. Telecom Reports, Wash. D. C.; Africa Economic Forum, Wash. D. C.; Phone +, Chicago, IL.; SuperCom, Atlanta, GA

Faculty Activities:

  • Gen Mgr. / Owner -- Derecor Homes custom home building
  • Member / Past VP -- Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
  • Member / Past Director -- Texas Association of Builders and National Association of Home Builders
  • Delegate in People to People Exchange to Russia and Czech Republic
  • Chair -- International Committee, Globecom '89 and ICC '96 (IEEE ComSoc Conference)
  • Secretary to U.S. ANSI ad hoc Broadband Standards Committee
  • Industrial experience with Nortel Networks, IBM, Computer Automation