Leigh B Boske
Leigh B. Boske, who has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, is Associate Dean of the LBJ School. Over a twenty-year period at the LBJ School, his teaching and research interests have focused on transportation policy, economics, and finance. He is a recipient of the University of Texas Excellence in Teaching Award. His published research is on national and international transportation policies and programs, state multimodal transportation planning, cost efficiency in the airline and railroad industries, and port finance. In recognition of his research contribution to the understanding of the importance of maritime commerce and port development, Boske was named Port Person of the Year in 1997 by the Texas Ports Association. Boske has been a consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Department of Transportation, Office of the Governor of Texas, Interstate Commerce Commission, Association of American Railroads, and other organizations. He is a founding member of the National Conference of State Rail Planning Officials and a former member of Transportation Research Board committees such as the Committee on Surface Freight Transportation Regulation and the Committee on the State Role in Railroad Transportation.