David Hurwitz
Room 305
Owen Hall
Office Phone: 
541-737-9242
Fax: 
541-737-3052
Civil & Construction Engineering
Associate Professor
Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar

David Hurwitz, Ph.D. - Curriculum Vitae

Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004

Research Interests: 
Dr. David Hurwitz conducts research in the areas of transportation human factors, transportation safety, traffic control devices, and engineering education. In particular, Dr. Hurwitz is interested in the consideration of user behavior in the design, evaluation, and innovation of surface transportation systems. Additionally, his program contributes to advancing the state of the practice in transportation engineering education through the development of research based curricula, assessment tools, and learning theories. Dr. Hurwitz leverages the OSU Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory and a significant array of traffic data collection tools to provide a more detailed understanding of how and why transportation systems perform the way they do.

Teaching Interests:
Dr. Hurwitz provides students with active and interactive classroom experiences that are authentically situated in engineering practice. This focus contributes to students who are better prepared to be effective transportation professionals upon entering the workforce or graduate studies. Dr. Hurwitz teaches transportation engineering classes at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics including; highway and traffic engineering, signalized intersections, and driving simulation.