The daily transportation struggle is something we all deal with on a regular basis. Whether you drive, walk, bus or bike, we all have places to be. For Daniel Badoe, transportation is more than just a daily commute; it is what his research and teaching focuses on at Tennessee Tech.
Badoe credits the welcoming community and the university’s mission with enticing him to choose Tech as his home. After close to 19 years of teaching, he says the privilege of helping to shape the futures of the next generation of civil engineers is one of his favorite parts of his job.
“It brings me joy to see others succeed and rise to their potential. I feel blessed if I can be a part of that process for anyone,” said Badoe.
Badoe earned his first degree in civil engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana, a master’s degree from the University of New Brunswick and a doctorate from the University of Toronto.
In addition to teaching courses on transportation engineering, planning, design and demand analysis, Badoe’s research includes developing recommendations for improving on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s traffic monitoring program, how telecommuting affects the amount of daily trips by workers and their families and evaluating the accuracy of annual daily traffic estimates.
“I enjoy the fulfillment that research brings when one is able to advance the state-of-the-art in my field,” said Badoe.