Faculty/Staff Directory

Neal R. Hawkins

  • Director II, Institute for Transportation
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

2711 S Loop Dr
Ames, IA 50011-1295
Phone: 515-294-7733
Fax: 515-294-0467


  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1990
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1988

Brief Biography

  • 2010-Present: Director, Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE), Iowa State University
  • 2010-Present: Manager, Aurora Pooled Fund for Roadway Weather Information, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • 2009-Present: Director, Center for Weather Impacts on Mobility and Safety (CWIMS), Iowa State University
  • 2003-Present: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
  • 2003-2010: Associate Director of Traffic Operations, CTRE, Iowa State University
  • 1999-2003: Senior Project Manager/Team Leader, Howard R. Green Company, Des Moines, IA
  • 1989-1999:  Senior Traffic Engineer, City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation, Des Moines, IA
Honors and Awards
  • Distinguished Member, Missouri Valley Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE), 2013
  • Melvin B. Meyer Transportation Professional of the Year, MOVITE, 2007