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Brenda Lantz, Ph.D.
Associate Director - UGPTI
Program Director - Motor Carrier Safety Research
Phone: (303)871-7773
Cell: (720)470-1871
Email: brenda.lantz@ndsu.edu
ORCID: 0000-0001-8718-7573
 

Brenda has been a researcher at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute since 1990, first as a graduate student and professionally since 1994. She specializes in the areas of intelligent transportation systems for commercial vehicle operations, business logistics and commercial vehicle safety - subjects on which she has authored and presented numerous articles.

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems for Commercial Vehicle Operation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety
  • Statistical Modeling and Diagnostics

Recent Research Activities/Major Programs of Activity

  • Responsible for the successful development and maintenance of inspection, investigative, and analytical software-based commercial vehicle safety systems in use nationwide.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a transportation and logistics program of education, research, and service.
  • Assist other research faculty with statistical modeling and diagnostics as needed in their research.
  • Primary research areas include:
    • commercial vehicle safety systems and analysis
    • intelligent transportation systems for commercial vehicle operations
    • business logistics and supply chain management

Employment

  • 2012-Present, Associate Director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
  • 2000-Present, Program Director, Motor Carrier Safety Research
  • 1994-2012, Associate Research Fellow, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 1990-1994, Graduate Research Assistant, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 1992, Statistical Consultant, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Motor Carriers, Washington, D.C.

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Supply Chain and Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • M.S., Applied Statistics, North Dakota State University, 1994
  • B.S., Sociology, North Dakota State University, 1990

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Eno Center for Transportation Leadership Development
  • Chair, Transportation Research Board Committee on Truck and Bus Safety
  • Past Secretary, Transportation Research Board Committee on Trucking Industry Research
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Associate Member
  • Project Management Institute Member
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