Craig Philip

Dr. Craig Philip is research professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, and director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Transportation and Operational Resilience (VECTOR).
Philip’s research focus includes infrastructure sustainability and the application of risk management tools to transportation network and operations, carrier safety management, and freight policy and regulation.
Philip spent more than 35 years with companies in the rail, intermodal and maritime industries, including Conrail and Southern Pacific Railroads. He joined Ingram in 1982 and from 1999 until 2014, he served as president/CEO of Ingram Barge Company as it grew to become the largest U.S. marine transport carrier. He served as chairman of the American Waterway Operators, the National Waterways Conference and the National Waterways Foundation, and chaired the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Philip currently serves on the boards of the National Waterways Foundation, the ArcBest Corporation (a publicly traded trucking firm), the Seamen’s Church Institute, and the Nashville Civic Design Center.
Philip earned master’s and doctorate degrees from MIT and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton-all in civil engineering. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is currently a member of its Marine Board and its Resilience Section. He is a Distinguished Diplomate in the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.