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Nicholas Garber

Distinguished Professor


Nicholas J. Garber received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of London and graduate degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Garber is a University Distinguished Professor at UCF and the Henry L. Kinnier Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. He was previously a professor of civil engineering at the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the dean of the faculty of engineering. He also taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in transportation engineering. He was a visiting professor at the University College London, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and Monash University in Melbourne.

Garber’s research is in the areas of traffic operations and highway safety. He has been the principal investigator for many federal, state, and agency-sponsored research projects. He is the author of over 150 refereed publications and reports.

  • Traffic operations
  • Highway safety
  • TRB D. Grant Mickle Award
  • ASCE Wilbur S. Smith Award
  • ITE Edmund R. Ricker Transportation Safety Award
  • American Roads and Transportation Builders S. S. Steinberg Outstanding Educator Award
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Virginia Section Commendation Award for exemplary service and leadership contributions as chair of the civil engineering department at the University of Virginia
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 
  • Institution of Civil Engineers of the United Kingdom
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Chi Epsilon

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