UPP PhD Student Em Hall Awarded Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

Em Hall

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) is pleased to announce that PhD student Em Hall has been awarded a prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the US Department of Transportation for the second year in a row. These awards are merit-based and given to a select group of graduate students across the country on an annual basis.

Hall, who is also a research assistant in the Urban Transportation Center, received $5,000 in funding toward her research into the role of nonprofits organizations in transportation public-private partnerships (P3s). As part of the fellowship, Hall attended the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board and was among a group of Fellows selected to present their research during a poster session.

“It’s been so valuable over the past two years to have the support of funding and peer network that is provided by The Eisenhower Fellowship,” says Hall.  “The fellowship experience provides opportunities for me to engage with in-depth scholarship and innovative planning practices, which is especially valuable as I look ahead and focus on drafting my dissertation proposal.” 

Hall’s advisor is Dr. Kate Lowe, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Urban Planning and Policy, and herself a two-time recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship. Lowe said “The Eisenhower program provides important support for talented students, like Em, to advance to become leaders in transportation research and practice.”