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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology Research and Technology Coordinating Committee Biographical Information C. Michael Walton, Chairman, is a Professor of Civil Engineering and holds the Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he has a joint academic appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He is a founding member of ITS America, is a past chair of its Coordinating Council, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Urban Land Institute, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Council of University Transportation Centers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a past chair of TRB’s Executive Committee. He currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the International Road Federation, as chairman of the Board of the International Road Educational Foundation, and as the Western Vice President of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993.
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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology Joel D. Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Trucking Association (CTA) since 1992. He joined the association in 1977 as a regulatory specialist. Previously he served as Assistant Executive Vice President of Industry Economic Development and was responsible for the association’s research, educational, and regulatory activities. Before joining CTA, he was an Economist for the California Public Utilities Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dwight M. Bower is the Director of the Idaho Transportation Department. Before his appointment in 1993, he worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation starting in 1957. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he has served on the TRB Executive Committee and several TRB, AASHTO, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program committees. He was Cochair of the National Quality Initiative in 1992 and Chair of the TRB Task Force on Innovative Contracting Practices. He currently serves on the AASHTO Board of Directors and is Chair of its Standing Committee on Research. John E. Breen holds the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1962 to 1985, he was the Director of the Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at the university. Elected to NAE in 1976, he is an honorary member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and has served as Chair of the ACI Building Code Group. He is a fellow of ASCE and a member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. Forrest M. Council is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, where he served as Director from 1993 through July 1999. He also is a Research Scientist with Bellomo-McGee, Inc., a transportation and safety consulting firm. He is a member of TRB standing committees on Roadside Safety Features and Traffic Records and Accident Analysis and of the NCHRP Oversight Panel for Project 17-11, “Determination of Safe/Cost-Effective Roadside Slopes and Associated Clear Distances.” He was the Chair of the Committee on Methodology for Evaluating Highway Improvements. He is a Past President of the National Child Passenger Safety Association and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Twice he has received TRB’s D. Grant Mickle Award for best paper in the area of operations, safety, and maintenance. Previously he served on the TRB Committee for the Study of Relationships Between Vehicle
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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology Configurations and Highway Design and the Committee for Guidance on Setting and Enforcing Speed Limits. Frank L. Danchetz is the Chief Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, he has been with the department since 1971. He is responsible for highway planning, operations, and maintenance throughout the state. He currently serves on the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research and is the Vice Chair of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways; he is the Chair of the AASHTO National Transportation Product Evaluation Program. Reid Ewing is a Research Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and Research Director of the Surface Transportation Policy Project in Washington, D.C. He is also the Interim Director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, overseeing the National Transit Institute and Transportation Policy Institute. Dr. Ewing’s research interests include transportation and land use planning, traffic management, and community design. He holds masters’ degrees in engineering and city planning from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in transportation systems and urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Irwin Feller is a Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University. He is a specialist in technology transfer and innovation processes, with particular emphasis on state and local government and university-industry-government research and development partnerships. He has authored numerous publications addressing the issues of technology transfer and innovation in the public sector. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Jack Kay is a retired Transportation Consultant. He previously served as Executive Transportation Advisor to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and as President of JHK Associates prior to its acquisition by SAIC. JHK & Associates was a national transportation consulting firm with a specialty practice in applying technology to transportation problems. Mr. Kay has also served as an Advisor to the World Bank on traffic engineering and control projects in several developing countries. He served on the Board of Directors for ITS America for 7 years and chaired the board for 1 year. Mr. Kay is a Fellow of the Institute of
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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the recipient of ITE’s Matson Award. He was Chair of the Board of Directors of ITS America, is a Fellow of ITE, and was the Chair of the ITE Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System Advisory Committee from 1990 to 1993. Leon S. Kenison is currently a Transportation Consultant and serves as a Selectman for the town of Bow, New Hampshire. Previously he served as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, where he began work in 1964. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Kenison served as Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Highway Maintenance; Director, Division of Project Development; and Assistant Commissioner and Chief Engineer within the department. Joe P. Mahoney is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington. A specialist in pavement and materials engineering, he has also served as the Director of the Washington State Transportation Center, Director of the University’s Transportation and Construction Engineering Program, and Acting Chair of his department. Mr. Mahoney has worked with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, South Africa, to assess the applicability of its pavement research results to U.S. conditions. He is a Fellow of that organization. Mr. Mahoney served on the SHRP Pavement Performance Advisory Committee, the SHRP–Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Advisory Committee, and the TRB Superpave Committee. Karen Miller is the District I Commissioner for Boone County, Missouri, where she focuses on infrastructure needs, including water supply, wastewater treatment, and transportation. Ms. Miller is responsible for two departments serving the county government: Public Works and Information Technology. She serves on several county, regional, and statewide commissions involved in highway and land use planning. Ms. Miller serves as the Legislative Chair for the Missouri County Commissioners’ Association. For 3 years she served as a presidential appointee to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors (representing rural counties) and is currently 1st Vice President of NACo and a member of its executive committee. James E. Roberts is Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Transportation. He is an expert in bridge design, maintenance, and seismic retro-fit. He is Vice Chairman of the Highway Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation
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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology Officials and a Fellow of ASCE. Mr. Roberts currently serves on the Committee for the Study of the Regulation of Weights, Lengths, and Widths of Commercial Motor Vehicles. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in structural engineering from the University of Southern California. Sandra Rosenbloom is the Director of the Drachman Institute for Land and Regional Development Studies and a Professor of Planning at the Interdisciplinary School of Planning at the University of Arizona. Previously, she was the David Burton Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Texas, Austin, and has served as a Visiting Professor of the Transport Research Center of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Dr. Rosenbloom’s work focuses on transportation planning and how transportation affects societal trends. In 1999 she received the inaugural Roger Tate Award for Outstanding Contributions to Accessible Transportation Research in 1999. She was a member of the Leadership Council of the Urban Land Institute from 1998 to 2000 and has participated in the Kitaura Lectureship of the Royal Australian Association of Engineers. Dr. Rosenbloom holds a master’s degree in public administration and has a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael M. Ryan is the Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, he has been a member of the department since 1968. He is responsible for all design, construction, and maintenance activities in the state. Previously he served as Chief Engineer, District Engineer, and Director of the Bureau of Maintenance. He has been active in AASHTO and currently serves on several committees, including the Standing Committee on Highways, the Standing Committee on Research, and the Standing Committee on Quality. David Spivey is Executive Vice President of the Asphalt Paving Association of Washington, Inc. He has been involved in asphalt paving construction since 1971; he also has served as a State Director of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Previously he was Vice President of CSR Associated, Inc., an international construction and building materials company based in Washington. Dale F. Stein is President Emeritus of Michigan Technological University, where he also served on the faculties of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering
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The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology and the Department of Mining Engineering. He is Past President of the Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and was named a Fellow in 1979. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Metals. He was elected to NAE in 1986. David K. Willis is the President and CEO of the Automobile Association of America’s Foundation for Traffic Safety. Earlier he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the ATA Foundation, Inc., and as the Director of Policy Research for the former Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association. He is a member of TRB’s Committee on Safety and Mobility of Older Drivers, the Transportation Safety Technology IDEA Committee, and the Task Force on Truck Safety. He also served on the Future Strategic Highway Research Program Committee.
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