• August 15, 2019

    Gonzaga University faculty member receives Outstanding Educator Award

    Gonzaga University faculty member and PacTrans constituent, Rhonda Young, P.E., received the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Western District Outstanding Educator Award at the ITE Western District Meeting in Monterey, CA late last June. 

    This award recognizes an educator who shows creativity in teaching and takes measures to spark student interest in the transportation profession, and encouragement for student endeavors. This award was received last year by David Hurwitz, Associate Professor and PacTrans Associate Director at OSU. 

    Young has been a transportation educator for 17 years and currently holds the position of Chair and Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Gonzaga, which she has been at since 2015. Young also acts as the ITE faculty advisor at Gonzaga. 

    Prior to starting her academic career, Young spent 10 years as a consulting in the transportation field. 

    Her current research is focused on Connected Vehicle Technology and how it can be used to navigate roadways under variable weather conditions.

    Congratulations on this award, Rhonda!