KU Transportation Center Staff
Director, LTAP and RTAP Programs
Lisa is the Director for the University of Kansas Transportation Center and the Kansas LTAP and RTAP Programs. Her areas of specialty include transportation safety, transportation planning, community planning, communications, and partnership development.
Emily is the Education Program Coordinator for the University of Kansas Transportation Center. She facilitates the LTAP and RTAP training programs, managing the scheduling of events and delivery of services to achieve program goals.
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.
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.
Lisa manages the Transportation Center’s research initiatives. She serves as the technical expert on RTAP projects and manages other transit and transportation research projects led by the Transportation Center. Lisa also teaches in the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Nikhila is a Graduate Research Assistant for the University of Kansas Transportation Center (KUTC) and is a graduate student in the department of Construction Management and Transportation Engineering. In 2017 she earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, specializing in Transportation Planning from KU. She conducts and assists in transportation research projects at KUTC.
Janellys is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance (RTAP) Program. She serves as project lead on KDOT-funded assignments including a training manual for Kansas dispatchers and supervisors, population projections, and facilitating webinars for transit agency employees. Janellys is a second year graduate student in KU's Urban Planning program with a specialty in transportation planning.
Affiliated Faculty Researchers
Teaches Culverts and Drainage, Field Operations: Guardrail Maintenance and Repair, Bridge 101, an Introduction to Bridges, Public Works Role in Emergency, Incident, and Event Management.
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