Dr. Gregory Rowangould is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. He studies transportation systems, transportation policy and air quality. He is broadly interested in questions about the environmental and financial sustainability of transportation systems and how they serve different communities. His current research focuses on understanding how new transportation technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles will affect travel behavior and land-use patterns, how the design of streets, bicycle facilities and sidewalks affect active travel choices and physical activity (walking and bicycling), and how transportation systems can be designed to minimize adverse environmental outcomes such as exposure to toxic vehicle emissions, urban heat, stormwater runoff and greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Rowangould’s research has been supported by a range of federal, state and local agencies as well as private enterprises.
Prior to joining the University of Vermont, Dr. Rowangould was on the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of New Mexico for 7 years. He was also a Science Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Los Angeles, California where he conducted research to support state and federal sustainable transportation policy initiatives and worked with disadvantaged communities seeking to improve air quality, transit access and active travel opportunities.
Dr. Rowangould has interdisciplinary training in engineering, economics and policy research. He received a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis, a MS in Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Vermont in transportation engineering and planning.