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John Sangster

Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Research Focus

Engineering education with a focus on differentiated curricula. Transportation engineering with a focus on alternative intersection designs.

About

Dr. Sangster joined the First-Year Engineering faculty at Northeastern University in the fall of 2018, previously working for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for three years as a faculty in the Civil Engineering department there.  Between undergraduate and graduate studies, he spent seven years working in consulting as a civil engineer, specializing in roadway design and traffic engineering projects for municipal clients.  His research in civil engineering has focused on the analysis of alternative intersection designs.  In his current role as a teaching faculty, research focus has pivoted toward engineering education, with a focus on differentiated curriculum and meeting the needs of a diverse, heterogeneous student body.

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Ph.D., Transportation Engineering
  • Virginia Polytechnic and State University, MS, Transportation Engineering
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, BS, Civil Engineering
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, BS, Architectural Engineering

Research Overview

Engineering education with a focus on differentiated curricula. Transportation engineering with a focus on alternative intersection designs.

Selected Publications

  • Sangster, J., Adams, T. “Restricted Crossings on Rural Highways.” Report published by Nebraska Department of Transportation. June, 2019. 108 pages.
  • Sangster, J. (2019) Work in Progress: Privilege and Diversity as Determiners of Engineering Identity and Success. In American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conference of the. June 2019. Tampa, FL.
  • Adams, T., Sangster, J. (2019). Economic Assessment of J-turns and Roundabouts as an Alternative to Two-Way Stop-Controlled Intersections on Rural Highways. In Transportation Research Board, 98th Annual Meeting of the. January 2019. Washington, D.C. 14 pages.
  • Morello, V., Sangster, J. (2018). Evaluation of the Restricted Crossing U-turn Design as an Alternative to Grade Separated Interchanges on Rural Highways. In Transportation Research Board, 97th Annual Meeting of the. January 2018. Washington, D.C. 18 pages.
  • Ahmed, A., Sangster, J. (2017). Driver Simulation State of the Practice and Next Steps. Urban Streets Symposium, 5th International. May 2017. Raleigh, NC.
  • Buasali, A., Sangster, J. (2017). Assessing Robustness of Planning Level Tools for Predicting Roundabout Behavior. Urban Streets Symposium, 5th International. May 2017. Raleigh, NC.
  • Murphy, S., Sangster, J. (2017). Traffic Simulation Software Performance with Complex Scenarios. Urban Streets Symposium, 5th International. May 2017. Raleigh, NC.
  • Sangster, J., Rakha, H. (2016). New Perspectives on Delay and Level of Service at Intersections and Interchanges. In Transportation Research Board, 95th Annual Meeting of the. January 2016. Washington, D.C. 15 pages.

May 31, 2019

Bleakney & Sangster Selected as CATLR 2018-2019 Fellows

Assistant Co-op Coordinator John Bleakney and Assistant Teaching Professor John Sangster were selected as 2018-2019 Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) Fellows.

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