Director of Research Strategy, Development and Innovation
Ginny Crowson is the Director of Research Strategy, Development and Innovation for the Center for Transportation Studies. In this role, Ginny is responsible for understanding transportation research needs, connecting those needs with researchers across the University, strategizing on research funding and partnerships, and sharing research results with the transportation community.
Prior to joining CTS in 2018, Ginny worked for over 18 years at the Minnesota Department of Transportation and for nine years in private consulting. She has managed transportation projects and programs involving safety, traveler information, emergency services, operations, tolling, commuter rail, ITS, and connected vehicles.
Ginny has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota. She has also taken advanced training in business administration, leadership, and project management. She has been a member of ITS Minnesota since 2003 and was awarded the Carlson-Rajkowski Private Sector Leadership Award in 2017.