Dana Rowangould is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. Drawing from the fields of engineering, economics, and the social sciences, Dr. Rowangould’s research includes transportation and land use policy and planning, transportation justice, energy use, active travel, air quality, safety, and health.
Dr. Rowangould’s recent research focuses largely on transportation accessibility (the degree to which people are able to get where they need and want to go), which is a fundamental benefit of transportation systems and is understood to be a determinant of well-being. Her work is motivated by a desire to improve transportation systems so they better serve people, particularly those whose ability to travel is constrained by their individual needs and transportation options.
Dana was previously a founding principal of Sustainable Systems Research, an independent consulting firm that conducts research on the health, environmental, and equity impacts of transportation systems in partnership with community-based organizations. She was also an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Masters of Sustainable Transportation Program at the University of Washington, where she taught courses on Health and Sustainable Transportation and Transportation Economics. Dana holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and a Ph.D. in Ecology (with an emphasis on Environmental Policy).