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The Hwy H2O Advisory Council, comprised of professors and professional educators from scholastic institutions around the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System (GLSLSS), is a mutually beneficial partnership between the Advisory Council and Hwy H2O Port Partners and Members. The goal is to utilize the expertise from each party in efforts to promote business, growth and learning within the GLSLSS.

Council Members:

Dr. Peter S. Lindquist

Dr. Peter S. Lindquist is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning at The University of Toledo (UT). He is the director of the Ph.D. Program in Spatially Integrated Social Science, and the director of the Center for Geographic Information Science and Applied Geographics (GISAG) at UT. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). At UWM, Lindquist spent three years at the Center for Urban Transportation Studies in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, where his work earned him a number of professional awards (state, regional and national) from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Dr. Lindquist is affiliated with the Intermodal Transportation Institute at The University of Toledo. In recent years he has partnered with the National Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin (UW), the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has worked on projects with faculty researchers from UMD, UW, Vanderbilt University, the University of Memphis, the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to collect, manage, analyze and report data for highway, rail, maritime and air transportation modes. In conjunction with these efforts he has developed a web-based GIS system for viewing freight movements in the upper Midwest and in linking economic development to the transportation infrastructure. He has also developed a variety of operations research software applications geared toward location analysis, vehicle routing, and performance evaluation of the transportation system.

Contact Information:

Peter S. Lindquist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair Department of Geography and Planning The University of Toledo

Mail Stop 932
2801 West Bancroft Street Toledo, Ohio 43560

Voice: 419.530.4287 (desk)
Voice: 419.530.2545 (department office)
Fax: 419.530.7919

Richard Dow Stewart

Richard Dow Stewart is a Chair of the Business Department at the University of Wisconsin‐ Superior, the Director (Professor) of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center and Co‐ Director of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute. He earned his Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lalley School of Management, his Masters degree at the University of Wisconsin‐Green Bay and his Bachelors at the US Merchant Marine Academy.  Dr. Stewart has commanded ocean going ships and was manager of a $300 million dollar fleet of tankers and bulk vessels trading world‐wide.

He was a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and holds a current Unlimited Ocean Master’s License and STCW‐95 certification.

Carol J. Wolosz

Carol J. Wolosz currently is the Executive Director for the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a research consortium dedicated to developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes.  She is responsible for the management and administration of the Institute, and oversight of the research projects, grants and reports.

Carol is a retired military officer, having served over 22 years in the United States Air Force.  She has a Masters degree in Procurement Management/Computer Data Management and a Bachelors degree in Economics/Accounting.

Dale Bergeron

For nearly a decade, Dale Bergeron has been focused on Great Lakes Ports and Shipping issues. He has extensive previous experience as a business consultant in strategic planning and business sustainability. Currently Dale is the Maritime Transportation Specialist for MN Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. He is Chairman of the Duluth Superior Harbor Technical Advisory Committee, an adjunct member of the Great Lakes Coast Guard Region 9 Planning Team, marine security committee, adjunct member of the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, a member of the international “Green Marine” program, Committee on the Environment, a member of the Editorial Board of the Great Lakes Seaway Review, and a Hwy H2O Advisory Board Member.

Recently Dale received the outstanding program award by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, for his efforts in developing the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative, a joint effort by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. and the International Joint Commission to address Ballast Water issues and policy concerns in the Great Lakes.

Dale works collaboratively with other members of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and NOAA Great Lakes Staff, as well as the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research. At a recent Coastal Zone 11 Conference in Chicago, he participated as part of an expert panel, reporting on the potential economic impacts of climate change on port and harbour infrastructure, and Great Lakes shipping (the research was part of a major NOAA climate change grant).

Current Sea Grant Activities
Dale works with numerous local, regional, national, and international maritime work groups; and serves as a neutral, science‐based resource to bring divergent interests together. He helps to address issues such as VHSv, air emissions, ballast water “best management practices, review legal concerns and questions before they reach litigation, provide planning and information services and help stakeholders save time and scarce resources. He also assists state and national regulatory and legislative bodies, and NGOs, to improve maritime industry contacts and understanding. In addition, he helps academics and NOAA (both regionally and nationally) develop closer, more effective ties to the maritime industry, and Great Lakes manufacturing stakeholders and promote new transportation research by facilitating creative public/private partnerships.

He has worked on a variety of research projects and written and presented extensively on issues impacting the Great Lakes maritime transportation industry and Great Lakes States.

Dale Bergeron, Associate Professor ‐ Extension Educator
Minnesota Sea Grant & Great Lakes Sea Grant Network
University of Minnesota Duluth