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Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, NIATT Director


Engineering Physics 115



Mailing Address

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.S.C.E., University of Washington
  • B.S.C.E., University of Washington

  • Traffic Operations and Level of Service
  • Transportation Safety
  • Transportation Engineering Education and Professional Development

Kevin Chang has over 15 years of professional experience in the areas of project management and design, traffic safety and operations, and transportation engineering and planning. Prior to his current position as a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Idaho, Chang was a traffic engineer with the King County Department of Transportation in Seattle, Wash., where he supervised pedestrian and school safety programs, led neighborhood transportation planning efforts, and managed the King County Traffic Management Center. He is a registered professional engineer, has taught coursework at the University of Washington and University of Idaho, and has published and presented at over forty-five national and international conferences. Chang is the current chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Transportation Education Committee, a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Safety Management Committee, chair of the TRB School Transportation Subcommittee, and past president of the Washington State Section of ITE. He has extensive experience in workforce development and regularly leads transportation engineering webinars for the American Society of Civil Engineers. In his spare time, Chang has been a strong advocate for civic engagement and has volunteered his time by serving as a board member for several non-profit community organizations. Change is the ASCE and ITE faculty advisor and has been recognized as a multiple recipient of the U of I Alumni Awards for Excellence as the most inspiring faculty mentor selected individually by the top forty graduating students each year.

  • Safety impacts of wider pavement markings
  • Passing zone behavior and sight distance considerations
  • Continuing education needs for safety data management and analysis
  • Safety analysis of school zones
  • Mixed use travel implications on rural facilities

  • Chang, K., Vits, C., & Seely, B. (2015). School Bus Safety: Evaluating the Evolution of Compartmentalization and Seat Belt Restraint. Transportation Research Record, No. 2513, 72-79.
  • Peters, A., Beddoes, K., Brown, S., & Chang, K. (2015). Transportation Engineering Instructors’ Decision-Making Processes for Course Changes. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000271, 04015018.
  • Sundstrom, C., Pullen-Seufert, N., Cornog, M., Cynecki, M., & Chang, K. (2010). Prioritizing Schools for Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Projects. ITE Journal, 80(2), 24-28.
  • Chang, K., Nolan, M. & Nihan, N. (2007). Developing Design Standards for Speed Cushions. Transportation Research Record, No. 2030, 22-28.
  • Chang, K., Nolan, M. & Nihan, N. (2005). Measurement of Neighborhood Traffic Safety Benefits Using Real-Time Driver Feedback Technology. Transportation Research Record, No. 1922, 44-51.

  • Member, TRB Safety Management Committee
  • Chair, TRB School Transportation Subcommittee
  • Chair, ITE Transportation Education Council

  • Faculty Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Faculty Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 102

Mailing Address:

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

Phone: 208-885-6782