The Catholic University of America


Bismark R.D.K. Agbelie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Civil Engineering

202-319-5198 phone
202-319-6677 fax


B.S.C.E., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2003.

M.S.C.E., Purdue University, 2010.

M.S. (Economics), Purdue University, 2012.

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013.


Biography in Brief

Dr. Agbelie joined the Department of Civil Engineering as an assistant professor from Fall 2016. Prior to joining the Catholic University of America (CUA), he was a postdoctoral researcher and a visiting instructor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette from 2013 to 2016. His research interests include transportation systems analysis; transportation asset management; transportation safety; transportation economics and finance, policy analysis, and costs analysis of transportation engineering systems.


Representative Publications

Agbelie, B., 2014. An empirical analysis of three econometric frameworks for evaluating economic impacts of transportation infrastructure expenditures across countries. Transportation Policy 35, 304 - 310.


Agbelie, B., Roshandeh, R. M., 2015. Impacts of signal-related characteristics on crash frequency at urban signalized intersections. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security 7(3), 199-207.


Agbelie, B., Labi, S., Noureldin, S., Sinha, K.C., 2015. Linking interstate pavement preservation investment to performance - an exploratory aggregate analysis. Journal of Infrastructure Systems 21(4), 04015004.


Agbelie, B., 2015. Random-parameters analysis of energy consumption and economic output on carbon dioxide emissions. Energy Systems, 1-20.


Agbelie, B., Volovski, M., Bardaka, E., Zhang, Z., Labi, S., Sinha, K. C., 2016. Updating state and local highway cost allocation and revenue attribution – a case study for Indiana. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2597, 1-10.


Agbelie, B., Labi, S., Sinha, K. C., 2016. Charging mechanisms for road use: an interface between engineering and public policy. The Bridge 46(2), 39-46.