Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1991
L.L.M., George Washington University Law School, 1981, Environmental Law with Highest Honors
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1971
B.A., University of Michigan, 1968
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies: Member of the Technical Activities Council (2009 – 2012); Legal Resources Group Executive Committee (Chair, 2009 – 2012), and the Committees on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law (Chair, 1985-1991) and Transit and Intermodal Law (present). Past member of committee on Project 20-6, Legal Problems Arising out of Highway Programs, under National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Federal Bar Association: past member and chair of Motor Carrier and Surface Transportation Committee.
Established and chaired the Department of Transportation Law Library Advisory Group.
Awards & Honors
Named a Washington DC "Super Lawyer" in the area of Transportation/Maritime by Washington Lawyer magazine, 2014-2015
The Secretary's Award for Outstanding Public Service, 2008
The General Counsel's Award for Lifetime Legal Achievement, 2008
Distinguished Career Service Award, 2008
The Lester Boykin Award, 2008 (First recipient of a new award designed to recognize particularly creative FHWA attorneys in honor of the first FHWA Chief Counsel)
The Heartland Award, 2007 (Awarded to an FHWA employee who has made major contributions of marked national significance to FHWA programs, in honor of those who died in the Oklahoma City bombing)
Secretary's Gold Award, (twice), 2007 for the Minneapolis I-35 Bridge Response Team, and for the Secretary's Urban Partnership Initiative Team
Secretary's Award for Partnering for Excellence, 2006 for the DOT Congestion Initiative Working Group
SES Presidential Rank Award (twice) Distinguished Executive, 2000, Meritorious Executive, 1995
The Distinguished Lecturer at the Transportation Research Board's 1996 Annual Meeting (first attorney to give this lecture in TRB's history)
Award for Exceptional Contribution to Transportation Law, Federal Bar Association, 1994