TTI Senior Research ScientistCenter for Ports & 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), a position he has held since 2002. He is responsible for research involving waterborne freight transportation and its multimodal connections.
Mr. Kruse 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 five years 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. Additionally, he served as the Marine Group Chair for the Transportation Research Board (2018-2021) and served two terms as member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (2015-2021).