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Janey Camp, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Director, Vanderbilt Engineering Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR)

Office: Room 290, Jacobs Hall

Address: Vanderbilt University
VU Station B-35 1831
Nashville, TN 37235-1831
Phone: (615)322-6013
Fax: (615)322-3365
Email: janey.camp@vanderbilt.edu

Dr. Camp’s research utilizes tools such as GIS to address today’s challenging issues related to infrastructure and transform the results into information and tools to inform the public and decision-makers.  Projects involving Dr. Camp’s expertise include: investigating the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on transportation and water infrastructure systems (TDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, USACE, and others. Dr. Camp’s work has resulted in numerous journal publications, multiple conference presentations, and service on local and national engineering boards and committees. Dr. Camp sees the value of integrating GIS and other risk-informed decision support tools into K-12 education. She has worked with Metro Nashville Public Schools, the TN Department of Education, and others to integrate GIS into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy curriculum.

Dr. Camp is a licensed civil engineer in the state of Tennessee and actively participates in the Nashville Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineers Without Borders (EWB), and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). Dr. Camp is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the Tennessee Geographic Information Council (TNGIC), and the Association of State Floodplain Managers. She is also an affiliate of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE). In her spare time, Dr. Camp has served on the committee for TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research), the board for ACE Mentors-Nashville Affiliate, and ASCE’s State Government and Grassroots Committee and the Committee for America’s Infrastructure.

Honors and Awards

2019 Outstanding Young Alumnus, Tennessee Technological University, presented by the Tennessee Tech Alumni Association (one of the highest honors bestowed on anyone by the University)

2018 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems

2018 Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students (OBGAPS) Distinguished Faculty Award

2018 Distinguished Young Alumna, College of Engineering, Tennessee Technological University

Provost Research Studios Award, 2017-2018, Vanderbilt University

President, 2016-2017, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)

Outstanding Engineer Educator, 2016, Nashville Branch, American Society of Civil Engineers

Appointment to the National Committee on American’s Infrastructure, 2012-2013 and 2015-2018, American Society of Civil Engineers to assist with the Report Card on American Infrastructure

Nashville Emerging Leaders Award-Top 5 Finalist in Environment and Sustainability, 2015, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Professionals of Nashville

Inspiring Women in STEM Award, 2015, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (1 of 100 honored across the U.S.)

Nashville Emerging Leaders Award-Top 5 Finalist in Environment and Sustainability, 2014, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Nashville

Graduate of the 5th Class of the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy of Middle Tennessee, 2014

Outstanding Younger Member in Community Service Activities, 2012, Eastern Region Younger Member Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers Citizen Engineer (one of four nationwide), 2012, American Society of Civil Engineers

Young Engineers Award, 2011, Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Licensed Professional Engineer (2010-Present)

Certified GIS Professional (2014-Present)

Hazus Certified Professional (2015-Present)

Certified Floodplain Manager (2017-Present)

President, 2016-2017, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)

Outstanding Engineering Educator, 2016, Nashville Branch, American Society of Civil Engineers

Appointment to the National Committee on America’s Infrastructure, 2012-2013 and 2015-2018, American Society of Civil Engineers to assist with the Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Nashville Emerging Leaders Award Recipient in Environment and Sustainability, 2015, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Nashville

Inspiring Women in STEM Award, 2015, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (1 of 100 honored across the U.S.)

Recent Work and Publications

Risk Education Curriculum (2020)

Study finds that proactive home buyouts provide financial benefits, reduce flood damage, and protect homeowners

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Professional Engineer (2010-Present)

Certified GIS Professional (2014-Present)

Hazus Certified Professional (2015-Present)

Certified Floodplain Manager (2017-Present)

Education

Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University, Environmental Engineering, 2009

M.S. – Tennessee Technological University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004

B.S. – Tennessee Technological University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2002