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Tolliver Receives Research and Education Award

Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Denver Tolliver, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, received the 2019 S.S. Steinberg Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) earlier this month.

Named after the founding president of ARTBA's research and education division, the S.S. Steinberg Award each year recognizes an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education. Tolliver received the award Jan. 13 during ARTBA's annual Research and Education Division meeting, held in the Washington, D.C.

Tolliver is also director of the Mountain-Plains Consortium (U.S. DOT's university transportation center in federal Region 8). NDSU leads the eight-university consortium. During his career, Dr. Tolliver has been awarded more than $25 million in grants from federal and state agencies and has authored or co-authored 160 transportation research publications, including 33 refereed journal articles during the last 10 years. In addition, he is the founding director of the interdisciplinary Transportation and Logistics Graduate Program at North Dakota State University, where he served as director for 15 years and developed nine new transportation courses. In 2011, Dr. Tolliver received the Innovation in Transportation Education Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He holds the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Design and Planning and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He has been at NDSU since 1984.

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