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Professor Nicholas J. Ward
Professor Nic Ward (F. Erg. S.) is the Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture and a Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University. Professor Ward holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology (Human Factors) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. In his role at the Center, Professor Ward serves as a principal investigator and provides leadership and expertise on multiple projects.
Professor Ward conducted traffic research in Europe for 11 years at the University of Loughborough and the University of Leeds. Professor Ward is an original member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee on Roadway Safety Culture, co-author of the National Toward Zero Death strategy, and a recognized international leader for the advancement of traffic safety culture as the foundation for creating safe systems. He has been the Principle Investigator (PI) for research projects totaling more than $15 million and has published 70 refereed journal articles and book chapters. Professor Ward is a co-editor of Traffic Safety Culture: Definition, Foundation and Application, a book that explores a comprehensive approach to reducing vehicle crashes.
Nic resides in Bozeman, Montana. In his spare time, Nic enjoys traveling, rafting, good food and spending time with his friends and three dogs.