Study Committee Biographical Information

Benjamin J. Allen, Chair, is Provost in the Interim of Iowa State University. During 2001–2002 he served as Interim Vice President for External Affairs and from 1994 to 2000 he was Dean of the College of Business. In 1988 Dr. Allen was named the first University Distinguished Professor in Business at Iowa State. Before joining the Iowa State University faculty in 1979, Dr. Allen taught at Washington State University and was a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He received a Ph.D. in 1974 in economics and an M.A. in 1973 from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in 1969 from Indiana University. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Transportation Research Forum, and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Dr. Allen’s research has been in motor carrier management, rail industry structure, and regulation.


Paul H. Bingham is Principal, Global Insight, Inc. Previously he was with the Columbus Group; Booz Allen & Hamilton; ICF Kaiser International, Inc.; and DRI/McGraw-Hill. He is Chair of TRB’s Committee on Freight Transportation Data and a member of the Transportation Research Forum and the International Trade Data Users Group. His professional interests include freight forecasting and freight databases. He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland.


Lillian C. Borrone is former Director of Port Commerce, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She is a former Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities and Board Member of the International



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Freight Capacity for the 21st Century: Special Report 271 Study Committee Biographical Information Benjamin J. Allen, Chair, is Provost in the Interim of Iowa State University. During 2001–2002 he served as Interim Vice President for External Affairs and from 1994 to 2000 he was Dean of the College of Business. In 1988 Dr. Allen was named the first University Distinguished Professor in Business at Iowa State. Before joining the Iowa State University faculty in 1979, Dr. Allen taught at Washington State University and was a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He received a Ph.D. in 1974 in economics and an M.A. in 1973 from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in 1969 from Indiana University. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Transportation Research Forum, and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Dr. Allen’s research has been in motor carrier management, rail industry structure, and regulation. Paul H. Bingham is Principal, Global Insight, Inc. Previously he was with the Columbus Group; Booz Allen & Hamilton; ICF Kaiser International, Inc.; and DRI/McGraw-Hill. He is Chair of TRB’s Committee on Freight Transportation Data and a member of the Transportation Research Forum and the International Trade Data Users Group. His professional interests include freight forecasting and freight databases. He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland. Lillian C. Borrone is former Director of Port Commerce, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She is a former Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities and Board Member of the International

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Freight Capacity for the 21st Century: Special Report 271 Association of Ports and Harbors, North Atlantic Ports Association, and the Regional Business Partnership in Newark, New Jersey. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is Chairman of the DOT Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. She is a former Chair of TRB’s Executive Committee and a member of the Marine Board Executive Committee. She received an M.S. from Manhattan College and a B.S. from American University. Kenneth J. Button is Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, George Mason University. He was on the faculty of Loughborough University (United Kingdom) from 1983 to 1996. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Loughborough University. His research interests include urban and regional economics, land use, regulation, and transport policy. Joseph J. Catto is President, Professional Representation, Inc., a consultancy in transportation and distribution services. He was with American Cyanamid Company/Cytec Industries from 1974 to 1995 as Director, Transportation, and in other positions. He was in financial positions with Precision Polymer, Allied Chemical, RCA Victor, and Dun and Bradstreet from 1957 to 1974. He received an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University and a B.S. from Fordham University. G. Edward Dickey is a consultant and a Professor of Economics at Loyola College, Maryland. He is a former Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Planning Division and a former Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). He is a member of the National Research Council’s Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy. He received a Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Stephen W. Fuller is Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, at Texas A&M University. He has been on the Texas A&M faculty since 1974. Formerly he was Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at New Mexico State University. He received a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D in economics from Kansas State University. Dr. Fuller’s research interests include agricultural marketing, transportation and logistics, and international agricultural trade. Cameron Gordon is Executive Director of the American Council on Intergovernmental Relations. He was formerly Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Public Policy. He has been on the staff of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress; he was also with the New York City Department of Environmental

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Freight Capacity for the 21st Century: Special Report 271 Protection. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York. Randall K. Halvorson is Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Research and Investment Management at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. His administrative responsibilities include statewide planning; research; and rail, motor carrier, and waterway programs. He has been with the department since 1974. He was a member of TRB’s Committee on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning and Committee on Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Processes. He received an M.A. in political science and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota. James R. Hertwig is President, Landstar Logistics, Inc. He has over 30 years experience as an executive in the transportation industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America and the Board of Directors of the Florida Trucking Association. In 1998, he was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve on the state’s Intermodal Freight Task Force. He is a member of the Council of Logistics Management and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. James W. McClellan is Senior Vice President, Planning, Norfolk Southern Corporation. He has been with Norfolk Southern since 1977; he was formerly with the Association of American Railroads, the Federal Railroad Administration, and Amtrak. He is a member of TRB’s Committee for the High-Speed Rail IDEA Program. He received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. Edward K. Morlok is UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. He has been at Penn since 1973 and has served as Chairman of the Systems Engineering and Transportation graduate programs. He was formerly on the faculty of Northwestern University. His Ph.D. in civil engineering is from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree is from Yale University. He is a past Chair of TRB’s Committee on Freight Transportation and Logistics and the Committee for the Study of Policy Options to Address Intermodal Freight Transportation. He is a member and past President of the Transportation Research Forum. Professor Morlok’s research interests include intermodal freight transportation, information technology, and logistics. Carmine Palombo is Director of Transportation Programs, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). He is responsible for transportation planning and development of the region’s Transportation

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Freight Capacity for the 21st Century: Special Report 271 Improvement Program; he has been with SEMCOG since 1976. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a Registered Engineer in Michigan. He received a B.C.E. from the University of Detroit. Evelyn A. Thomchick is Associate Professor of Business Logistics and Research Affiliate in the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include international freight transportation and logistics. She was formerly with Bethlehem Steel and the NASA Langley Research Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics and is a member of the Council of Logistics Management. She received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in engineering management from Clemson University and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.