TTI Senior Research ScientistCenter for Ports & Waterways
Director, Center for Ports and Waterways
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
701 N. Post Oak Road, Room 43016
Houston, TX 77024-3827
- M.S., International Business and Human Resources, Houston Baptist University, 2000
- M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, University of Kansas, 1977
- B.A., Business Administration, Mid-America Nazarene University, 1975
Mr. Kruse is the director of the Center for Ports and Waterways at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He is responsible for research involving waterborne freight transportation and its multimodal connections.
He served in a senior executive capacity for nine years at the Port of Brownsville, Texas (1988–1997)—with eight years as port director—where he led a successful effort to acquire a Presidential Permit for an international bridge. Following his service at the Port of Brownsville, Mr. Kruse worked as a regional program manager for Foster Wheeler Environmental’s Ports, Harbors and Waterways Program and assisted on port-related projects around the country.Mr. Kruse has acquired a strong transportation planning background, having served on numerous local, state, and national boards and task forces. He has assisted ports from Corpus Christi to New York with planning and environmental issues. Additionally, he is a member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee and is the immediate past chair of the Marine Group at the Transportation Research Board.. Mr. Kruse is bilingual (Spanish/English) and has worked on a number of projects in the Latin American region.