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Ronald D. Kenyon Award

The Ronald D. Kenyon Award for Research and Education is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and education surrounding asphalt pavement technology; environmental, health, and safety; and asphalt pavement sustainability. The Kenyon Award honors those deserving individuals whose work and leadership have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the asphalt pavement industry.

Access the form to nominate someone for the Ronald D. Kenyon Award, or contact Ester Magorka

Don Elisburg (2nd from left) accepts the Ronald D. Kenyon Award on behalf of the late James M. Melius, MD, DrPH, for his contributions to occupational research and policy at the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting

Ronald D. Kenyon Award Recipients

2021 — Rebecca "Becky" S. McDaniel, Ph.D., P.E., Purdue University

2018 — James M. Melius, M.D., DrPH

2017 — Anthony Kriech, Heritage Research Group

2016 — John Bukowski, Federal Highway Administration

2012 — Larry D. Benefield, Ph.D., P.E., Auburn University

2005 — Stephen F. Brown, OBE, DSc, FREng, University of Nottingham

2004 — R. Gary Hicks, Ph.D., P.E., Oregon State University

2003 — Joe P. Mahoney, Ph.D., University of Washington

2002 — Carl L. Monismith, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Berkeley

2001 — J. Don Brock, Ph.D., P.E., Astec Industries Inc.

2000 — Byron Lord, Federal Highway Administration

1999 — Paul F. Parks, Ph.D., Auburn University

1998 — E. Ray Brown, Ph.D., National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University

1997 — Marshall R. Thompson, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1996 — Byron E. Ruth, Ph.D., University of Florida

1995 — Matthew W. Witczak, Ph.D., PCS/Law Engineering

1994 — Thomas B. Deen, P.E., Transportation Research Board

1993 — Damian J. Kulash, Ph.D., Strategic Highway Research Program

1992 — Jon A. Epps, Ph.D., P.E., University of Nevada, Reno

1991 — Thomas W. Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin