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Craig Philip

Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resilience (VECTOR)


Civil and Environmental Engineering


Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

  • Management and design of urban and freight transportation networks and operations
  • Transport infrastructure sustainability and resilience and implications for public policy making
  • Carrier safety management and regulation of 24/7/365 operations
  • Water resource management and balancing multistakeholder interests

Biography

Dr. Philip has spent 35 years in leadership positions in the transportation industry, including maritime, rail and intermodal.  From 1993 to 2014 he served as President/CEO of Ingram Barge Company, as it grew to become the largest US domestic marine transportation carrier.  Craig began his career at Consolidated Rail Corporation and later served with Southern Pacific Railroad where he was VP of their Intermodal Division.

Craig has been actively engaged in transportation and logistics industry leadership, serving as Chairman of the American Waterways Operators, the National Waterways Conference and the US Chamber’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and as a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee.  He currently serves as a member of the Marine Board and on the Boards of the ArcBest Corporation, the Seamen’s Church Institute and the Nashville Civic Design Center.

In 2014, Craig elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2016, he was designated a Distinguished Diplomate in ACOPNE (Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers) and received Certification by Eminence in AAEES (American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists).