KU Transportation Center Team
Lisa is Associate Director for Research, Partnership, and Innovation, and RTAP Director. Lisa also teaches in the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Emily is the Associate Director for Business Operations at the University of Kansas Transportation Center. In addition to managing day-to-day operations for the center, she is also the Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program Director (LTAP), the National LTAP Association's (NLTAPA) Liaison to the American Public Works Association, and co-chair for the NLTAPA Partnership Workgroup. Emily holds a M.S. in Management and Leadership and is in the process of becoming a Teacher with the Kansas Leadership Center. She uses her education and experience to develop and teach soft skill courses on leadership, management, conflict resolution, and communication.
Lisa is the Associate Director of Special Projects for the University of Kansas Transportation Center. Her areas of specialty include transportation safety, transportation planning, community planning, communications, and partnership development.
Kara is the Event Coordinator for the University of Kansas Transportation Center. Along with coordinating workshops for the Kansas LTAP and RTAP, she is responsible for the successful execution of annual conferences. Kara has been in the event industry since 2016 and was previously an event coordinator at the T-Mobile Center (formerly Sprint Center).
Nikhila serves as an Assistant Transit Researcher for the KU Transportation Center. She is primarily involved in transit and other transportation-related research projects, along with RTAP projects. She has two Masters degrees from the University of Kansas, Construction Management with a focus of Transportation Engineering (2020) and Urban Planning with a specialization in Transportation Planning (2017). She earned her bachelors degree in Architecture and is a Licensed Architect in India.
Anne is Outreach Coordinator and lead trainer for the Kansas RTAP Program. She develops the annual Kansas RTAP training calendar, teaches RTAP classes statewide, trains other transit trainers in the state, and coordinates with partners of Kansas RTAP in ongoing service and new initiatives.
Hemin is the Road Safety Resources Coordinator. He works directly with county and city public works agencies in Kansas as part of Kansas LTAP. He assists KUTC staff and researchers in the University of Kansas Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department in collecting and analyzing relevant traffic data. Hemin also helps develop a series of road safety briefs for KUTC and Kansas LTAP, and he has PH.D. and RPIC.
Connor is a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Kansas Transportation Center (KUTC) and is a graduate student in the Urban Planning and Public Administration programs. He conducts and assists in transportation research at KUTC.
Mike has 40 years of field and management experience in highway, road, and bridge construction, maintenance, and public works response to emergency events. His career began with KDOT in the Kansas City Metro area, working up to Area Superintendent responsible for the highway system in Johnson County. He became Operations Division Manager for Douglas County Public Works, then Street Division Manager for the City of Lawrence. Mike has worked with public officials at fire and accident events, including Hurricane Katrina, and the Greensburg and Chapman tornado cleanups. As Local Field Liaison, Mike assists public works agencies with road safety improvements and implementation, operational issues, department leadership turnover, and more.
Clark is Kansas LTAP's first Local Field Liaison. He is a licensed engineer and land surveyor. Clark has served as a military engineer at Fort Riley and Saudi Arabia, as well as City Engineer for Great Bend and County Engineer for Barton County. As Local Field Liaison, Clark works with county and city public works agencies in Kansas on issues such as: practical road safety assessments, identifying low cost safety improvements, providing guidance in applying for funding for safety improvements, assistance in the implementation of local road safety plans, and more.
Affiliated Faculty Researchers
Teaches Asphalt Road and Street Maintenance and Bridge Maintenance.
Teaches Culverts and Drainage, Culvert Management, Surveying, Road Engineering, Public Works I and II and other management classes.
Teaches Gravel Road Maintenance
Teaches Workplace, Job Site and Equipment Safety and Snow and Ice Control