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Michael Pawlovich

Michael D. Pawlovich, Ph.D., P.E.

Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall

Office

211

Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 211
Civil & Environ Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. Michael Pawlovich is an assistant professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU). He received his PhD degree from Iowa State University. His research interests include traffic safety, traffic operations, statistical analysis, visualization, and emerging technologies.
Prior to attaining his current position SDSU in 2018, he was a lecturer at SDSU for one year. Prior to that, he was with for the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in the Office of Traffic and Safety for 17 years, working as the traffic safety/crash data engineer. During this time, he developed methods and software to analyze crash data in combination primarily with road and traffic attribute data, helped develop an intersection database, and collaborated with university and national researchers on a variety of traffic safety-related research.

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Academic Interests/Expertise

Transportation
Traffic Safety
Traffic Operations
Statistical Applications

Awards and Honors

2015 AASHTO Safety Leadership Award – Iowa Department of Transportation, September 2015
Iowa Transportation Hero: Hero of Technology and Industry, Iowa Transportation Museum, Grinnell, IA, May 1, 2009.
Edmund R. Ricker Transportation Safety Award – Iowa Department of Transportation, Safety Group, 2008.
National Roadway Safety Awards, US DOT/FHWA, Program Planning, Evaluation, and Development Category – Local Roads Safety Initiative, Iowa Department of Transportation, 2007
The Safety Leadership Award, AASHTO, Iowa Department of Transportation, 2005.
National Roadway Safety Awards, US DOT/FHWA, Operational Improvements Category – Highway Safety GIS, Iowa Department of Transportation, 2005.

Professional Memberships

Member, Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals, since 2003
Member, American Statistical Association (ASA)/Transportation Statistics Interest Group (TSIG), since 2011
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), since 2017
Member, Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE), since 2017
Individual Affiliate, Transportation Research Board (TRB), since 2017
Member, TRB Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80)

Work Experience

August 2018 – present: Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, Brookings, SD.
August 2017 – August 2018: Lecturer, South Dakota State University, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, Brookings, SD.
November 2016 – December 2016: Roadway Data Improvement Program (RDIP), Tennessee (November 2016) team and Connecticut (December 2016) team, (Leidos for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)), Nevada, IA (consulting)
April 2016 – September 2017: Consensus Body Member, Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents (ANSI D16.1) update (Traffic Safety Analysis, Systems & Services, Inc. (TSASS) for the Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)), Nevada, IA (consulting)
October 2015 – June 2017: Statewide Traffic Records Assessment Program (STRAP) assessor (Traffic Safety Analysis, Systems & Services, Inc. (TSASS) as part of the STRAP program for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)), Nevada, IA (consulting)
January 2014 – May 2017: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
March 2000 – August 2017: Traffic Safety/Crash Data Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation, Highway Division, Engineering Bureau, Office of Traffic and Safety, Ames, Iowa.

Creative Activities

Goswamy, A., S. Hallmark, M. Pawlovich, and B. Wang, “Empirical Bayes Before and
After Method to Evaluate Edge Treatment,” under review by Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., submitted August 2017.
Goswamy, A., S. Hallmark, T. Litteral, and M. Pawlovich, “Safety Evaluation of Destination Lighting Treatment at Stop Controlled Cross-Intersections,” under review by Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., submitted August 2017.
Nightingale, E., N. Parvin, C. Seiberlich, P.T. Savolainen, and M.D. Pawlovich, “An Investigation of Skew Angle and Other Factors Influencing Crash Frequency at High-Speed Rural Intersections”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2636, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2017.
Hallmark, S.L., Y. Qiu, M.D. Pawlovich, and T.J. McDonald, “Assessing the Safety Impacts of Paved Shoulders”, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, 5:2, 2013, pp. 131-147.
Peek-Asa, C., C. Britton, T. Young, M. Pawlovich, and S. Falb. “Teenage driver crash incidence and factors influencing crash injury by rurality”, Journal of Safety Research, National Safety Council, No. 41, 2010, pp. 487-492.
Cena, L., Keren, N., Li, W., Carriquiry, A. L., Pawlovich, M. D., & Freeman S. A., “A Bayesian assessment of the effect of highway bypasses in Iowa on crashes and crash rates”, Journal of Safety Research, 42(4): 241-252 (2011).
Li, W., A. Carriquiry, M. Pawlovich, and T. Welch, “The Choice of Statistical Models in Road Safety Countermeasure Effectiveness Studies in Iowa”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2008, pp. 1531–1542.
Hallmark, S.L., D.A. Veneziano, S. Falb, M. Pawlovich, and D. Witt, “Evaluation of Iowa’s graduated driver’s licensing program”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2008, pp. 1401-1405.
Mueller, Kim, Shauna L. Hallmark, Huaiqing Wu, and Michael Pawlovich, “Impact of Left-Turn Phasing on Older and Younger Drivers at High-Speed Signalized Intersections”, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 133, Num. 10, Oct. 2007, pp. 556-563.
Pawlovich, M., L. Wen, A. Carriquiry, and T. Welch, “Iowa’s Experience with Road Diet Measures: Use of Bayesian Approach to Assess Impacts on Crash Frequencies and Crash Rates”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1953, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2006, pp. 163–171.
Khattak, A. J., D. Pawlovich, R. Souleyrette, and S. Hallmark, “Factors Related to More Severe Older Driver Traffic Crash Injuries”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 3, 2002, pp. 243–249.
Khattak, A., M. Pawlovich, and R. Souleyrette. “An Investigation of Injury Severity of Older Drivers in Iowa”, Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board/National Research Council, Washington, D.C., January 2000.
Pawlovich, M., E. Jaselskis, and R. Souleyrette. "Emerging Concepts in Innovative Sign Management Programs", Transportation Research Record No. 1553 Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control and Traffic Control Devices, Visibility, and Evaluations, Transportation Research Board/National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1996, pp. 12-17.

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