Lisa Aultman-Hall

Lisa Aultman-Hall, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Vermont
117 Farrell Hall
210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405


Lisa Aultman-Hall is a Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM). From 2006-2011, she served as the founding director of the UVM Transportation Research Center. She was previously Director of the Connecticut Transportation Institute at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Aultman-Hall has worked in association with US DOT University Transportation Centers (UTC) for 20 years.  Her UTC leadership roles include being Director of the Vermont National UTC from 2006 through 2015, and Associate Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (led by UC Davis) starting in 2013.

Dr. Aultman-Hall’s technical research focuses on collection of innovative travel data to study tailpipe emissions, bicycling, long distance travel and community design. Her policy research topics include safety, accessibility, and resiliency especially as it relates to planning for climate adaptation.  Dr. Aultman-Hall is a champion for interdisciplinary research.  In the last two years, publications with her interdisciplinary team of graduate students can be found in a wide range of journals including Transportation Research Record, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Transportation Research Procedia, Landscape and Urban Planning and Professional Geographer.  In 2014, Dr. Aultman-Hall was selected by the UVM Graduate Student Senate as Outstanding Faculty Advisor.

Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Aultman-Hall delivered numerous conference presentations and invited talks on the subjects of transportation and livability especially the key factors and challenges for rural areas.  Since 2014, Dr. Aultman-Hall’s seminars, including one national webinar, have focused on climate adaptation planning as well as long distance and intercity travel.  The topic of long distance travel is motivated by results of the innovative one-year on-line Longitudinal Survey of Overnight Travel (LSOT) conducted jointly by the University of Vermont and Auburn University in partnership with RSG Inc. in 2012-2013.

Dr. Aultman-Hall is active with the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies including chairing a task force planning the 2018 National Household Transportation Survey (NHTS) Conference, membership on the Travel Behavior and Values Committee, and chairing the National Transportation Data Committee.  She recently founded a new TRB sub-committee on long distance and inter-city travel. 

At UVM, Dr. Aultman-Hall has recently served on the executive of the Faculty Senate and the committee overseeing the new system of administrative unit review.  She is currently a member of the steering committee for review of the university’s new budget model.

Lisa Aultman-Hall CV Feb 2017
Graduate Students

Video Presentations:

Volpe Center Straight from the Source Series: Transportation and Livability: What’s that really mean for rural transportation systems?

NCTSPM Seminar: Long Distance and Intercity Travel;  Who, what, where, when?

ITS UCDavis Seminar: Moving Towards Better Measurement and Modeling of Long Distance Travel

Integrating Climate Adaptation Efforts Across State, Regional, and Local Transportation Agencies

Advancing a More Sustainable Transportation Sector in the United States


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