David Hurwitz

David Hurwitz

David Hurwitz

Kiewit Center Director
Civil and Construction Engineering

101D Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004

Professor Hurwitz provides students with active and interactive classroom experiences that are authentically situated in engineering practice. This focus contributes to students who are better prepared to be effective transportation professionals upon entering the workforce or graduate studies. Hurwitz teaches transportation engineering classes at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics including; highway and traffic engineering, signalized intersections, and driving simulation. Professor David Hurwitz conducts research in the areas of transportation safety, transportation human factors, traffic control devices, bicycles and pedestrians, and commercial motor vehicles. In particular, Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design, evaluation, and innovation of surface transportation systems. Hurwitz leverages the Oregon State University Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory and a significant array of traffic data collection tools to provide a more detailed understanding of how and why transportation systems perform the way they do.

2022 UMass Amherst College of Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni Award
2021 ITE Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award
2020 Oregon State University College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 19-20
2019 ITE Fellow
2019 PNW ASEE Outstanding Teaching Award
2018 Oregon State University SSO Advisor of the Year
2018 Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence
2018 Oregon State University OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
2018 ITE Western District Outstanding Transportation Educator
2017 OSU Honors College Margaret and Thomas Meehan Honors College Eminent Mentor
2017 ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems 2016 Outstanding Reviewer
2016 ITE Transportation Education Council Innovation in Education Award
2014 ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

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