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Andrew Kubas, Ph.D.
Affiliated Staff
Email: andrew.kubas@ndsu.edu
ORCID: 0000-0002-4706-0487

Andrew has been with UGPTI's Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center in student and professional capacities since 2011. He applies social science research methods to traffic safety issues and often focuses on rural North Dakota. His training in mixed methods research has been integrated into diverse projects including impaired driving prevention/intervention, program assessment, longitudinal perceptions of traffic safety, and teen driver safety, among others.

Research Interests

  • Driver perceptions/attitudes
  • Oil extraction traffic safety
  • Impaired driving prevention/intervention
  • Human-environment interaction

Recent Research Activities/Major Programs of Activity

  • Longitudinal surveys and crash trends
  • Impaired driving prevention/intervention


  • 2013-Present, Associate Research Fellow, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 2014-Present, Lecturer, Sociology Department, NDSU
  • 2011-2013, Graduate Research Assistant, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 2011, Graduate Student Researcher, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University, 2014
  • M.S., Community Development, North Dakota State University, 2011
  • B.A., Geography, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2009

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • North Dakota Strategic Highway Safety Plan Young Drivers Sub-Committee
  • North Dakota Strategic Highway Safety Plan Data Analysis Sub-Committee
  • Transportation Research Board
  • Great Plains Sociological Association
  • American Association of Geographers
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