Director, Transportation Research Center

Dr. Gregory Rowangould is the Director of the Transportation Research Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. He specializes in modeling transportation systems, transportation policy evaluation and mobile source air quality analysis. His research focuses on understanding how the design and operation of transportation systems and transportation policy affect the sustainability of communities, public health, and equity. Since moving to Vermont, he has focused greater attention on the transportation needs of smaller cities and rural communities where there are unique challenges to sustainability and economic development. Dr. Rowangould is also a member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies standing committee on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation.

Dr. Rowangould was previously the Director of the New Mexico Local Technical Assistance Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico. 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 holds a Ph.D. 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.

Dr. Rowangould teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Vermont in transportation engineering, planning and policy.

A headshot of Dr. Gregory Rowangould from the shoulders up

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Transportation System and Land-use Modeling
  • Mobile Source Emissions and Air Quality Analysis
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Policy Analysis
  • Active Travel (bicycling and walking)


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


  • 802-656-3596
Office Location:

353 Votey Hall