Professor Jerry Richardson received the Instructor of Excellence Award for 2011 from the National Highway Institute (NHI) for the THIRD consecutive year. The award is based on consistently high evaluation scores in the classroom (4.5 or above on a 5-point scale), a demonstrated commitment to the adult learning philosophy and for maintaining the highest standard of quality for transportation training. Only the top trainers receive this award each year. 2011 was a phenomenal year as 66 trainers (out of over 300 trainers) nationwide received this award in 2011with 300-400 different classes offered. Dr. Richardson is a certified instructor for NHI courses regarding river engineering, hydraulics and scour.