Professor in School of Engineering / Transportation Research Center

Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall joined the University of Vermont as founding director of the UVM Transportation Research Center in August 2006. She had previously served as the director of the Connecticut Transportation Institute, while an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Aultman-Hall teaches transportation planning and traffic safety. Dr. Aultman-Hall studied at McMaster University and Queen's University in Canada. She served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. She has been funded by NSF, three UTCs from the US DOT, and several state DOTs.

Recent research results include studies of tailpipe emissions, traffic safety (bicyclists, young drivers, old drivers), freight transportation planning, and transportation network robustness.


Sears, Justine, Brian Flynn, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Greg Dana. To Bike or Not to Bike: Seasonal Factors for Bicycle Commuting, forthcoming Transportation Research Record (12-1072).

Aultman-Hall, Lisa, Justine Sears, Jon Dowds and Paul Hines. Travel Demand and Charging Capacity for Electric Vehicles in Rural States: Vermont Case Study, forthcoming Transportation Research Record (12-3434).

Belz, Nathan and Lisa Aultman-Hall (forthcoming). Analyzing the Effect of Driver Age on Operating Speed and Acceleration Noise Using On-board Second-by-Second Driving Data. Transportation Research Record.

Jackson, Eric and Lisa Aultman-Hall (2010). Analysis of Real-World Lead Vehicle Operation for Integration of Modal Emissions and Traffic Simulation. Transportation Res Record Volume 2128.

Sullivan, James, David Novak, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Darren Scott. (2010). Identifying Critical Road Segments and Measuring System-Wide Robustness in Transportation Networks with Isolating Links: A Link-Based Capacity-Reduction Approach. Trans Research Part A, Vol 44, Issue 5, pp 323-336.

Aultman-Hall, Lisa; Lane, Damon; Lambert, Rebecca Rockefeller. “Assessing the Impact of Weather and Season on Pedestrian Traffic Volumes” Transportation Research Record 2140, pp.35-43, 2009.

Lisa Aultman-Hall

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Travel behavior, travel survey design; bicycle transportation; traffic safety; spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


  • Ph.D. 1996, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Transportation), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Master of Science 1993, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Engineering 1991, Dept. of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


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