With an unmatched dedication to improving the lives of motorists in Texas and across the country, Senior Research Engineer Beverly Kuhn has been named a Regent’s Fellow by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The 30-year employee of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) will be honored with the Regents Fellow Award during a ceremony scheduled for this summer.
Kuhn began her career at TTI as an undergraduate research assistant in 1985, accumulating advanced engineering degrees and expertise in an array of transportation fields, including advanced transportation operations, connected infrastructure, active transportation and demand management. She’s led various cutting edge research projects for the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and various state departments of transportation, to name a few of her sponsors. The work has led to roadways that are better designed, less congested and safer to travel.
“I am honored to receive the Regents Fellow Service Award,” Kuhn said of the prestigious recognition. “I chose a research career in transportation in an attempt to help make our transportation system better and improve the lives of our neighbors. I am humbled to be recognized by the A&M System for my efforts to serve my community and the state of Texas, and to make the world a better place.”
Kuhn serves as division head of TTI’s System Reliability Division, leading a team of researchers for federal, state, institutional and local sponsors, both in the private and public sectors. Her leadership abilities are also evident in positions held with the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
In addition to her vast experience helping to solve transportation problems through research, Kuhn has shared her knowledge with students by teaching courses in transportation and civil engineering. Besides volunteering her time and expertise for transportation-affiliated associations, Kuhn has shown her devotion to humanitarian causes with her service to numerous Texas A&M and College Station, Texas, organizations — a long list that includes the Texas A&M University Council of Principal Investigators and Boy Scout Troop 102.
In letters to the Board of Regents in support for her Regents Fellow Award, colleagues and mentors wrote of Kuhn’s work: “the litany of Dr. Kuhn’s accomplishments is staggering”; “I have greatly appreciated her technical expertise, professionalism, and passion she brings to each assignment”; “[her work has] resulted in improved management of our nation’s transportation system”; and “Texas and the rest of the U.S. have benefitted from the work and guidance provided by Dr. Kuhn.”
The Regents Fellow Service Award Program began in 1998 and is the highest A&M System-wide honor.