Thomas H. Wakeman III

Dr. Wakeman is responsible for planning and development of a regional port-related freight strategy, evaluating regional impacts, particularly with respect to freight mobility, and identification of new off-port infrastructure development demands within the metropolitan region.

His research has recently resulted in becoming the recipient of the PIANC USA Fellows award, established to promote both inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of inland and maritime waterways and ports and of coastal areas for general use. His work in the realm of maritime trade and transportation plays a critical role in the worldwide economy, and he is providing solutions even in difficult economic times.

His long list of accomplishments includes a variety of professional management positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. His honors and awards include; the Commander’s Award for Public Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 2006, James G. Hellmuth Unit Citation/Metal Award, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition of Kill van Kull-Newark Bay Channel 45-foot Dredging Project), 2004, Civilian Service Achievement Medal, Coalition Provisional Authority, Washington DC, 2004, Public Service Award, ASCE, Lower Hudson Valley Branch, New York, NY, 2003, Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition for coordination and participation in public outreach), 2002, Director’s Award of Excellence, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (Recognition for exceptional job performance), 1999, Director’s Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (activities in support of WRDA passage), 1998, Director’s Team Project Award, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York (construction of Newark Bay confined disposal facility), 1995, State of New Jersey Assembly Commendation, Contributions to the Governor’s Dredged Material Management Team, 11th Legislative District, Rep. S. Corodemus, 1995, Distinguished Service Award, Seamen’s Church Institute, New York, 1994, Award for Outstanding Performance, Government & Community Affairs Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, 1989, Special Act Award, Loma-Prieta Earthquake, USACE, San Francisco District, CA, 1986, Special Act Award, Coastal Engineering Research Board, USACE, Washington, D.C., 1982, Special Service Award, Regulatory Activities for Coastal Zone of California, USACE, 1973, and the Army Commendation Medal, US Army, Washington D.C.