Daryl J. Kobie

Professor of Technology and Occupational Sciences

Office: 119-A Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-1806
E-mail: dkobie@nmu.edu

Biographical Profile

Daryl Kobie came to NMU in 2002. His primary focus is as a faculty member in the construction management program with additional responsibilities in the industrial electrical program. Professor Kobie’s work experience combined with his formal education provides a perfect fit as a construction faculty member. He worked for Coastal Concrete Corporation for more than 16 years in the heavy-highway industry in the Houston, Texas area. During his tenure at Coastal he held a variety of leadership positions that lead up to general superintendent. As general superintendent, he coordinated all interoffice administration, performed all project estimating and bidding, crew dispatch, project owner relations, work safety and OSHA compliance, and all other miscellaneous duties to obtain and complete road and bridge construction projects for state, county, and municipal entities, including airports.

Professor Kobie also provides training for local companies. He has researched and developed numerous training modules that have served many companies in the area, including Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and W.E. Energies.

Professor Kobie truly enjoys his position as an educator and feels honored to help people learn new information that will help them achieve their goals. He always makes himself available to assist students who may need additional help and wants all students to do well in his classes. His teaching style includes lectures, group work and personal assignments. All of the classes taught by Professor Kobie allow for the opportunity to share in his personal experiences in the construction industry. 

Courses Taught

CN 151: Introduction to Construction
CN 251: Field Operations
CN 278: Electrical and Mechanical Systems
CN 353: Soils and Foundations
CN 358: Bidding Strategies
ET 250: Electrical Machinery
ET 252: Industrial Motor Controls

Education

  • B.S., M.S., Northern Michigan University