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Philip Garvey

Associate Research Professor


  • Larson Transportation Institute

200 Transportation Research Building


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  • MS, Psychology, Villanova University, 1986


Journal Articles

  • Philip M Garvey, Wei-Yin Eie and Jennifer Klena, , "The Effect of Font Characteristics on Large Format Display", Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding., 1, (1)
  • Philip M Garvey, Nicholas Ochoa Lleras, Sean N Brennan, Dennis J Murphy, Jennifer Klena, Philip M Garvey and Henry J Sommer, , "Development of an open-source tractor driving simulator for tractor stability tests", Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 22, (4)
  • Philip M Garvey, Jennifer Klena, Wei-Yin Eie, Donald Meeker and Martin T Pietrucha, , "The legibility of the Clearview typeface and Standard Highway Alphabets on negative and positive contrast signs.", 2555

Research Projects

  • October 2011 - August 2017, "Warning Beacons Specifications for the Safety of Front Line Service Workers," (Sponsor: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
  •   - August 2016, "Farm Tractor Stability Systems to Improve Operator and Mechanical Performance," (Sponsor: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital).
  •   -  , "Gemini Signs," (Sponsor: James and Sharon Weinel).

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The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891