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Dr. Thomas Brennan

Dr. Thomas Brennan

Office: AR 122 or AR 173
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  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University; December 2009.
  • M.S. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; George Mason University, August 2006;
  • B.S. Civil Engineering; Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana, May 1999

Academic Experience

  • The College of New Jersey, Professor, 2017 – present, full time
  • The College of New Jersey, Assistant Professor, 2013 – 2017, full time
  • Purdue University, Senior Research Scientist, 2009 – 2013, full time
  • Purdue University, Research Associate , 2007 – 2009, part-time
  • Purdue University, Asst. to Dir. Of Internships 2006 – 2007, part-time

Non-academic Experience

  • Vollmer Associates, LLP, Leesburg, VA (Full-Time) Mar. 2001 – Mar. 2006
  • Bohler Engineering, Sterling, VA (Full-Time) Mar. 2000 – Mar. 2001
  • Brown & Root Services, Columbus, GA (Full-Time), May 1999 – Mar. 2000

Certifications or Professional Organizations

  • Certificate in Geographic Information Science; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA, December 2005.
  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania License No. PE080974 [2013]
  • Professional Engineer, New Jersey License No. 24GE05102300 [2013]
  • NCEES Record Certificate No. 52893 [2013]
  • Professional Engineer, Virginia License No. 0402040005 [2004]

Current Membership in Professional Organizations

  • ITSNJ (Boad Member)
  • ITSNJ Traffic Signal Committee (Member)
  • UTRC-Region II (Board Member)
  • ITE (Member)

Current Editor Positions

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Infrastructure Asset Management Prize (Journal Prize for best paper in journal)
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 TCNJ School of Engineering Research Prize
  • 2016 Pignataro ITE Award
  • TCNJ: Support of Scholarly Activities (SOSA) Recipient for research (2014/16)
  • TCNJ: Sabbatical Recipient Spring 2020
  • ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Outstanding Reviewer (2012)
  • Transportation Research Board Traffic Signal Systems: Exceptional Paper Award (2011)
  • Transportation Research Board Traffic Signal Systems: Exceptional Paper Award (2010)
  • Ross Fellowship Recipient at Purdue University, during Ph.D.
  • George Mason Outstanding Graduate Student, (2006)

Service Activities

  • TCNJ Faculty Senate (2017 – Present)
  • TCNJ Faculty Senate Executive Board (2019-2020)
  • Academic Advisor for the TCNJ Student Chapter Institute of Transportation Engineering ITE (2013-Present)
  • Faculty Adviser for TCNJ Wrestling Team (2016-Present)
  • TCNJ Safety Committee, Chair 2016 (2013-2016)
  • TCNJ School of Engineering Industrial Interaction Committee (2013-Present)
  • TCNJ Governance IT Planning Council (2013-2017)
  • Peer reviewer, Transportation Research Board Traffic Signal Systems Committee (AHB25) (2007-Present)
  • Peer reviewer, Transportation Research Board Transportation Demand Management Committee (ABE50) (2007-Present)
  • Peer reviewer, ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering (2007-Present)
  • Peer reviewer, Transportation Research Journal-Part A (2017-Present)


  • Brennan, T. M., R. A. Gurriell, A. J. Bechtel, and M. Venigalla, (2018) “Visualizing and Evaluating Interdependent Regional Traffic Congestion and System Resiliency, a Case Study Using Big Data from Probe Vehicles”, Journal of Big Data Analytics in Transportation.  DOI: 10.1007/s42421-019-00002-y
  • Brennan Jr, T.M., Day, C.M. and Volovski, M., (2018). Ranking Statistically Similar Highway Travel Corridors Using Speed Data Sets. Infrastructure Asset Management, pp.1-28:
  • Brennan, T.M., M.M. Venigalla, A. Hyde, and A, LaRegina (2018) Performance Measures for Characterizing Regional Congestion Using Aggregated Multiyear Probe Vehicle Data Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (
  • Brennan, T. M.,  J.E. Jesson, P.G.A. Furlanetto, “Characterizing Driver Cell Phone Use at Signalized Intersections Using Software Defined Radio”, Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention (In Press:
  • Bechtel, A. J., Brennan T.M., Gurski, K. and Ansley, J., (2018). Using anonymous probe-vehicle data for a performance indicator of bridge service. Infrastructure Asset Management, pp.1-11.

Full list of publications

Professional Development Activities

  • ABET Training in Baltimore, 2014
  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • New Jersey Work Zone Conference (Speaker)
  • Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • ITE Annual Meeting, 2014, 2017