Grant G. Schultz

Transportation Engineering
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003.
Contact Info - Office: 
368H Clyde Building
(801) 422-6332
gschultz@byu.edu

Grant G. Schultz
Professor/Associate Department Chair

Education

Texas A&M University PhD, Civil Engineering, 2003.
Brigham Young University MS, Civil Engineering 1995.
Brigham Young University BS, Civil Engineering, 1994.

Work Experience

  • Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, BYU (2015-present)
  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, BYU (2010-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, BYU, (2004-2010)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Transportation Institute, (2001-2003)
  • Traffic Engineer/Project Manager, The Sear-Brown Group, (1996-2000)
  • Traffic Engineer, Keller Associates, Inc., (1995-1996)

Professional Development

  • Consistent involvement in professional organizations in technical and educational areas.
  • Interaction with industry through professional organization membership and conferences.

States in which Professionally Licensed

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.), UT License #: 98-264949-2202
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer™ (PTOE), Certificate #530 (national)

Principal Publications in the Last Five Years

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (* denotes student co-author)

  • Brimley, B. K.*, M. Saito, and G. G. Schultz. Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Safety Performance Function and Development of New Models for Rural Two-Lane Two-Way Highways. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2279, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2012, pp. 82-89.
  • Schultz, G. G., and J. E. Searle*. Understanding the Economics of Transportation Projects. Economics Research International, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, Vol. 2012, Article ID 710282, 7 pages.
  • Schultz, G. G., D. J. Thurgood*, A. N. Olsen*, and C. S. Reese. Analyzing Raised Median Safety Impacts Using Bayesian Methods. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2223, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2011, pp. 96-103.
  • Richards, P. W., G. P. Williams, G. G. Schultz, and E. J. Nelson. Present Sentiment about ASCE Policy Statement 465 among Business Owners, University Professors, and State Licensing Boards. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 2010 (forum paper).
  • Schultz, G. G., C. G. Allen*, and T. Boschert. Making the Most of the Existing System through Access Management in the Vicinity of Major-Arterial Crossroads. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2010.
  • Schultz, G. G., K. T. Braley*, and T. Boschert. The Relationship between Access Management and Other Physical Roadway Characteristics and Safety. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 2, 2010, pp. 141-148.
  • Schultz, G. G., and A. P. Jensen*. Evaluation and Installation Guidelines for Advance Warning Signal Systems. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, 2009, pp. 247-256.
  • Schultz, G. G., and E. Talbot*. Advance Warning Signals: Long-term Monitoring Results. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2122, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2009, pp. 27-35.
  • Schultz, G. G., K. T. Braley*, and T. Boschert. Prioritizing Access Management Implementation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2092, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2009, pp. 57-65.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Preceedings (* denotes student co-author)

  • Schultz, G. G., S. C. Dudley*, and M. Saito. Framework for Highway Safety Mitigation: The Utah Experience. In ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems-Information, Safety, and Integration (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, (ICTIS 2013)), Wuhan, China, 2013, pp. 1318-1323 (ISBN: 13: 9780784413036).
  • Chau, E.*, M. Saito, and G. G. Schultz. Evaluating the Technical Feasibility of Incorporating Mobility-based Traffic Control Performance Measurement in Highway Construction Project Specifications. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Highway Technology Summit: Innovative Approaches and Best Practice (Publisher: China Highway & Transportation Society), Beijing, China, 2013, pp. 51-62.
  • Saito, M., T. G. Jin*, and G. G. Schultz. Development of a Statewide Commodity Flow Distribution Model Using Composite Friction Factors. In Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 43. (Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Traffic & Transportation Studies, (ICTTS’2012), Beijing, China), Elsevier, 2012, pp. 406-417.
  • Macfarlane, G. S.*, M. Saito, and G. G. Schultz. Delay Underestimation at Free Right-Turn Channelized Intersections. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 16. (Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, Stockholm, Sweden), Elsevier, 2011, pp. 560-567.
  • Schultz, G. G. Safety Analysis of Access Management Implementation in Utah. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Access Management, Athens, Greece, 2011.
  • Macfarlane, G. S.*, M. Saito, and G. G. Schultz. Driver Perceptions at Free Right-Turn Channelized Intersections. In Proceedings of the First Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Congress 2011, Chicago, IL, 2011, pp. 1128-1137, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41167(398)108, ISBN-13: 9780784411674).
  • Olsen, A. N.*, G. G. Schultz, D. J. Thurgood*, and C. S. Reese. Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Before and After Studies. In Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting On-line Compendium of Papers, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Schultz, G. G., J. S. McGee, and M. Saito. Economic Development Criteria for Use in the Project Prioritization Process of Utah. In Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Transportation and the Environment (APTE), Semarang, Indonesia, 2010, pp. 36-46 (ISBN-13: 9789799716156).
  • Winters, K. E.*, and G. G. Schultz. Median Crossover Crashes in the Vicinity of Interchanges. In Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers (CD-ROM), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2010.
  • Nelson, E. J., G. P. Williams, P. W. Richards, G. G. Schultz, T. Wight*, and J. D. Armstrong. Assessing State Engineering Examining Boards and Higher Education’s Response to the 2006 NCEES Model Law for Professional Engineering Licensure. In Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (CD-ROM), Austin, TX, 2009.

Research Reports (* denotes student co-author)

  • Schultz, G. G., J. S. Farnsworth*, R. S. Roundy*, M. Saito, C. S. Reese, and T. Briggs*. Hot Spot Identification & Analysis Methodology. Report No. UT-13.15, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2013.
  • Saito, M., G. G. Schultz, S. J. Larson*. Evaluating the Feasibility of Incorporating Mobility-Based Work Zone Traffic Control Performance Measures in Highway Construction Project Specifications: Volume 2: Developing Guidelines for Mobility-Based Performance Measures. Report No. UT-13.13b, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2013.
  • Saito, M., G. G. Schultz, E. J. Chau*. Evaluating the Feasibility of Incorporating Mobility-Based Work Zone Traffic Control Performance Measures in Highway Construction Project Specifications: Volume 1: Feasibility of Continuous Monitoring of Performance Measures. Report No. UT-13.13a, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2013.
  • Schultz, G. G., A. L. Dowell*, M. Saito, and R. S. Roundy*. Evaluating the Safety Effects of Signal Improvements. Report No. UT-13.05, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2013.
  • Schultz, G. G., E. S. Johnson*, C. W. Black*, D. Francom*, and M. Saito. Traffic & Safety Statewide Model and GIS Modeling. Report No. UT-12.06, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2012.
  • Schultz, G. G., S. C. Dudley*, and M. Saito. Transportation Safety Data and Analysis: Volume 3: Framework for Highway Safety Mitigation and Workforce Development. Report No. UT-10.12c, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2011.
  • Saito, M., B. K. Brimley*, and G. G. Schultz. Transportation Safety Data and Analysis: Volume 2: Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual and Development of New Safety Performance Functions. Report No. UT-10.12b, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2011.
  • Schultz, G. G., D. J. Thurgood*, A. N. Olsen*, and C. S. Reese. Transportation Safety Data and Analysis: Volume 1: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Safety Measures Using Bayesian Methods. Report No. UT-10.12a, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2010.
  • Schultz, G. G., and J. S. McGee*. Economic Development Criteria and Project Prioritization. Report UT-09.07, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, 2009.

Other Publications (* denotes student co-author)

  • Schultz, G. G., and K. Nichol. Hot Spot Identification and Analysis Methodology. In UDOT Research Newsletter – Winter 2014, Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014.
  • Schultz, G. G., E. S. Johnson*, and C. W. Black*. Modeling Safety in Utah. In 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers (on-line), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Boston, MA, and 2013 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (on-line), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Phoenix, AZ, 2013.
  • Schultz, G. G. Evaluating the Safety Effects of Signal Improvements. In UDOT Research Newsletter – Summer 2013, Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013.
  • Schultz, G. G., B. K. Brimley*, and M. Saito. Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) and Development of Independent Models for Utah. In 2012 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (on-line), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012.
  • Schultz, G. G., and S. C. Dudley*. Taking a Proactive Approach to Safety in Utah. In 2012 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (on-line), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012.
  • Schultz, G. G., D. J. Thurgood*, and A. N. Olsen*. A Hierarchical Bayesian Analysis of Safety Improvements in Utah. In 2011 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (CD-ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Anchorage, AK, 2011.
  • Schultz, G. G., J. E. Searle*, and J. Thomas. Economics of Transportation Projects in Utah. In UDOT Research Division Newsletter – January 2011, Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011.
  • Schultz, G. G. and C. G. Allen*. The Safety Effects of Access Management Treatments in the Vicinity of Major Arterial Crossroads in Utah. In 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers (CD-ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, and 2010 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (USB), Institute of Transportation Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
  • Schultz, G. G., and J. S. McGee*. Prioritizing Transportation Projects in Utah using Economic Development Criteria. In 2010 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (USB), Institute of Transportation Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
  • Schultz, G. G. The Use of Crash Data in Transportation Safety Studies in Utah. In 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers (CD ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, San Antonio, TX, and 2009 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (CD ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Denver, CO, 2009.
  • Schultz, G. G. Advance Warning Signals: The Final Chapter. In 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers (CD ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, San Antonio, TX, and 2009 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (CD ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Denver, CO, 2009.
  • Schultz, G. G., and H. T. Young*. A Low-Cost Approach to Address Fatigue and Drowsy Driving. In 2009 Western District Annual Meeting Compendium of Technical Papers (CD ROM), Institute of Transportation Engineers, Denver, CO, 2009.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Active participant in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Access Management

Honors and Awards

  • Named Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2010
  • Outstanding Transportation Educator Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District, 2008–2009
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Board, Transportation System Policy, Planning and Process Section (paper topic: Safety Impacts of Access Management Techniques in Utah), 2007
  • Outstanding Paper and Presentation Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers Intermountain Section, (paper topic: Advance Warning Signals at Isolated High-Speed Intersections), 2006
  • Student of the Year, University Transportation Centers Program, Southwest Region University Transportation Center, Region 6, 2003
  • Dr. Robert Herman Award, Southwest Region University Transportation Center, 2003
  • Academic Excellence Award, Texas A&M University, 2002–2003
  • Jack R. Gilstrap Award, American Public Transportation Foundation, 2001–2003
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Southwest Region University Transportation Center, 2002
  • Ph.D. Student of the Year in Transportation, Texas A&M University, Southwest Region University Transportation Center, 2002
  • Outstanding Student, Institute of Transportation Engineers Texas District, 2002
  • Eno Fellow, Eno Transportation Foundation Leadership Development Training, 2002

Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Traffic Bowl Standing Committee (3-year appointment), 2010–2013
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers Ethics Issues Committee, 2010–present
  • Member, Leadership, Innovation, Global awareness, cHaracter, Technical excellence (LIGHT) Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010–present
  • Panel Member, National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 20–05/Topic 40–11, FY 2008, The State of Practice in Roadway Access Management, 2008–2009
  • Chair, Transportation Research Board Committee on Access Management (AHB70) Research Subcommittee (AHB70(2)), 2008–present
  • Executive Committee Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Education Council, 2008–present
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Planning Curriculum Advisory Committee and Fellowship Selection Committee, 2007–2009
  • Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Transportation Group, 2007–present
  • Proposal Reviewer, Brigham Young University Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Mentored Environment Grant (MEG); and Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) 2007–2008
  • Honors Coordinator, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006–present
  • Member, Graduate Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006–2010
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004–2006