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Nic Ward

Director, Center for Health & Safety Culture; Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Professor Nicholas Ward (F. Erg. S) is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology (Human Factors) from Queen’s University, Canada.

As a founding member of the National Summit for Rural Traffic Safety Culture and the Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Roadway Safety Culture, Professor Ward is a national leader for the definition and advancement of traffic safety culture.   He has authored the first United States government (FHWA) white paper on traffic safety culture, helped AASHTO develop the traffic safety culture chapter in support of the National Toward Zero Death strategy, and recently published “A Primer for Traffic Safety Culture” for traffic safety practitioners.




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