Assistant Professor

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 rural travel behavior, transportation equity and justice, transportation and land use planning, energy use and air quality, and multi-modal transportation. 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).

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Transportation equity and justice
  • Rural travel behavior
  • Accessibility measurement
  • Transportation and land use planning
  • Traffic safety


  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • M.S., University of California, Davis
  • B.S., Rice University


Office Location:

215 Votey Hall