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Elvis Ndembe, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant

Phone: (701)231-1064
Fax: (701)231-1945

Elvis Ndembe is a graduate research assistant at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) pursuing a PhD in Transportation and Logistics. He has been actively involved in diverse research projects at UGPTI. He hopes to apply his knowledge acquired in the future in solving transportation and transportation related issues. He is interested in both freight and passenger transportation demand. He also serves as the teaching assistant for the Public Transportation course (TL 786) offered in the spring. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Statistics and a M.Sc. degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from North Dakota State University. He was the 2010 joint Outstanding Research recipient from Agribusiness an International Journal. He has also published in Choices Magazine, a peer reviewed magazine of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Journal of Transportation Management.

Research Interests

  • Transportation Economics
  • Public transportation and Livability
  • Freight transportation demand
  • Industrial organization


  • 2009-Present, Graduate Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo
  • 2008, Research Analyst, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University
  • 2006-2007, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University


  • PhD, Transportation and Logistics, North Dakota State University, In Progress
  • Graduate Certificate in Statistics, North Dakota State University, 2012
  • M.S., Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, 2007
  • B.S., Banking and Finance, University of Buea, Cameroon, 2005
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