With her work with Mountaineer Toastmasters, WVU Engineering Challenge Camps, and now Phi Kappa Phi, Dr. Janet Fraser is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.
Dr. Fraser is a both an instructor and industry professional who works as a Transportation Systems Engineer at Noblis and teaches a variety of courses for the College of Business and Economics. Her current focus is on the evaluation and dissemination of cutting edge intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicle research and the development of meaningful data products for her clients at the United States Department of Transportation. Dr. Fraser also leads the internship program at Noblis’ Bridgeport, West Virginia site. In January 2017, Dr. Fraser started teaching at West Virginia University, first in Supply Chain Management and now sharing her passion for transportation, statistics, and data with students in multiple departments.
Dr. Fraser earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, where her dissertation research focused on the emergence of social media as a tool to disseminate time-sensitive transportation information. Prior to earning her Ph.D. she earned an M.S. in Technology Management from Marshall University and a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Chatham University. The common thread throughout her education continues to be a passion for transportation.
When she is not working, Dr. Fraser loves to visit with student groups, try new foods, take the scenic route, and read books at home with her three cats, Debbie, Sylvester, and Marvin.