Dr. Heather Nachtmann is a professor of industrial engineering and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. She holds the Earl J. and Lillian P. Dyess Endowed Chair in Engineering. Dr. Nachtmann serves as director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC), a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center, and the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center. Her research includes smart mobility, data science for transportation systems, and economic and operations analysis of inland waterways. Dr. Nachtmann has published more than ninety peer-reviewed publications and led over seventeen million dollars in research grants as principal investigator. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, a member of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility and the Arkansas Department of Transportation Research Advisory Council, and Editor-in-Chief for The Engineering Economist journal. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.