DR. CRAIG PHILIP

Dr. Craig Philip is a Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and Director of Vanderbilt’s Transportation Center (VECTOR).

Dr. Philip’s research focus includes infrastructure sustainability, and the application of risk management tools to transportation systems, carrier safety management, and transport policy and regulation.

Dr. Philip spent 35 years in the rail, intermodal and maritime industries, including Conrail and Southern Pacific Railroads. He joined Ingram in 1982 and from 1999 until 2014 served as President/CEO of Ingram Barge Company, the largest US marine transport carrier.   He served as Chairman of multiple Maritime Groups including the AWO, NWC and NWF, and Chaired the US Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is presently a member of its Marine Board and Resilience Section.

Craig currently serves on the Boards of the ArcBest Corporation (a publicly traded trucking firm); Seamen’s Church Institute, and the Nashville Civic Design Center.

Dr. Philip earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from MIT and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton.  He is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.