Meeting local needs for training, technical assistance, and research in transportation

KU Transportation Center Staff

P.E., P.T.O.E, Traffic Safety Engineer
785-864-2593

Mehrdad is a Traffic Safety Engineer for the Kansas LTAP Program with extensive traffic engineering, highway engineering and civil engineering experience. Mehrdad coordinates the Roadway Safety Assessment Program for Kansas LTAP and provides training and technical assistance in roadway safety and traffic engineering.

M.A., Geography , Director
785-864-2595

Lisa is the Director for the Kansas University Transportation Center and the Kansas LTAP and RTAP Programs. Her areas of specialty include transportation safety, transportation planning, community planning, communications, and partnership development.

M.P.A., Education Program Coordinator
785-864-2594

Kristin is the Education Program Coordinator for the KU Transportation Center. She develops the annual Kansas LTAP training calendar and implements statewide training, workforce/professional development, and specialized events and programs for both LTAP and RTAP. Kristin also coordinates the Kansas Roads Scholar Program.

Administrative Assistant
785-864-2599

Alice provides administrative support for the KU Transportation Center and handles requests for resources distributed by the Center.

Kansas RTAP Outreach Coordinator
785-864-1469

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.


Affiliated Faculty Researchers

Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineerings
785-864-2597

Research interst in high quality, efficient, safe, health, and sustainable luminous and visual environments.

P.E., Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
785-864-3714

Research interests include geotechnical topics such as new design methods for unpaved roads, multi-tiered earth wall systems, geosynthetic reinforcements and soil improvement techniques.

Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
785-864-6521

Research interests in transportation engineering, traffic flow, highway capacity, and driver behavior.

Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
785-864-2946

Research interests include soil stabilization, flowable fill, site investigation methodology, and solid waste management.

Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
785-864-3818

Research interests in traffic control devices, highway design, highway safety, and work zone safety.

Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
785-864-2999

Research interest in hydrology. Teaches LTAP training workshops in GIS applications to transportation.


Workshop Instructors

Instructor for Kansas LTAP

Teaches Asphalt Road and Street Maintenance and Bridge Maintenance.

Instructor for Kansas LTAP

Teaches Culverts and Drainage, Culvert Management, Surveying, Road Engineering, Public Works I and II and other management classes.

Teaches Gravel Road Maintenance 

Teaches classes in low cost GIS applications in public works
Teaches classes in low cost GIS applications in public works

Teaches Workplace, Job Site and Equipment Safety and Snow and Ice Control  


KUTC Other Projects
  • Kansas Healthy Communities Initiative
  • K-TRAN Research Project Coordination
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