Visiting Scholar Program

As a University Transportation Center, OTREC supports professional development by transferring research into practice. Key to this goal is the visiting scholars program, which brings experts to Oregon to share their research and experience. Many of these scholars participate in Portland State University’s Transportation Seminar Series. Below are the names of past and future visiting scholars along with the archived video of their seminars, if available. OTREC welcomes suggestions for future participants in this program; please contact OTREC’s education and technology transfer program manager, Jon Makler, at 503-725-2842.

Visiting Scholars

February 8th, 2013 Gene Hawkins
Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute
The Future of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Past Visiting Scholars

October 24th, 2012 Patricia Cramer
Professor, Utah State University
The Use of Science and Adaptive Management to Perfect Wildlife Crossings
November 30th, 2012 Paul Waddell
Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Modeling and Visualizing Sustainability in the Bay Area
April 12th, 2012 Projjal Dutta
NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority Director of Sustainability
Sustainable Design and Transportation: Verifiably Measuring the Carbon Benefits
January 27th, 2012 Dale Bracewell
Manager, Active Transportation, City of Vancouver, British Columbia
Sustaining a Transportation Legacy from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
December 18th, 2011 David Noyce
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Traffic Safety Engineering at Wisconsin: Using Traditional Methodologies with Full-Scale Driving Simulation to Advance Roadway Safety
October 28th, 2011 Shane Brown
Assistant Professor Engineering Education, Washington State University
Student, Practitioner, and Faculty Context and Understanding of Sight Distance and Stopping Sight Distance
October 21st, 2011 Ronald Tamse
Traffic Engineer for the City of Utrecht (Netherlands)
Lessons from Utrecht: Connecting Bicycle and Rail Networks
October 7th, 2011 Andrew Dannenberg, MD
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington and Center for Disease Control
Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability
May 6th, 2011 Robert Schneider
Graduate Student Researcher, Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, UC Berkeley
How Do People Choose a Travel Mode? Factors Associated with Routine Walking & Bicycling
April 8th, 2011 Gabe Klein
Former Director of Washington, DC Department of Transportation
The Past, Present and Future of Personal Urban Transportation
March 17th, 2011 Jim Gattis
Professor of Engineering at the University of Arkansas
Driveway Design: Lessons from an NCHRP Project
October 15th, 2010 Peter Jacobsen
P.E., Public Health Consultant
Vision Zero: Towards Zero Deaths
May 14th, 2010 Gill Hicks
Senior Associate Cambridge Systematics
The Alameda Corridor – Lessons Learned
May 7th, 2010 Michael Anderson
New York State Department of Transportation
Tappan Zee Bridge - I 287 Corridor Project. A Bridge to the Next Century
April 9th, 2010 David Kurth
Principal Cambridge Systematics
Modeling High Speed Rail Ridership and Revenue in California: An Overview
February 12th, 2010 Rick Wilson
Professor Department of Urban and Regional Planning Cal Poly Pomona
Transit Oriented Development 2.0
March 12th, 2010 Shawn Turner
Program Manager Texas Transportation Institute The Texas A&M University System
Comparing Active Transportation Approaches in China and Europe
December 13th, 2009 Joan Walker
Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley
The Power and Value of 'Green' in Promoting Sustainable Travel Behaviors
October 30th, 2009 David Strayer
Professor Department of Psychology University of Utah
The Multi-Tasking Driver: Are We Being Driven to Distraction?
October 16th, 2009 Eric Dumbaugh
Assistant Professor Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Texas A&M
Urban Form and Traffic Safety: Examining the Design and Developmental Factors that Influence Crash Incidence
June 25th, 2009 Geoff Rose
Director Institute of Transport Studies Department of Civil Engineering Monash University, Melbourne Australia
Emerging types of private vehicles and their implications for road system management
June 12th, 2009 Dr. Benjamin Coifman
Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science Ohio State University
Imbalances in Lane Change Accommodation Time and Lasting Disturbances
July 10th, 2009 Dr. Michael Sivak
Research Professor Transportation Research Institute University of Michigan
Upsides of the Current Economic Downturn: Changes in Vehicle Fuel Economy, Amount of Driving, Vehicle Emissions, and Road Fatalities Location: ITS Lab (Engineering 315)
May 27th, 2009 Dr. Peter Furth
Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering Northeastern University
Cycle Tracks and Bicycle Priority Lanes: More Tools to Serve Traffic Intolerant Riders
May 26th, 2009 Dr. Peter Furth
Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering Northeastern University
Aggressive Signal Priority with Compensation: Maximizing the Transit Benefit Without Disrupting Traffic
May 8th, 2009 Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio
Assistant Professor Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University
Zoning Strategy Effect in ADA Paratransit Services: A Simulation Study in Los Angeles, CA
May 1st, 2009 Brian Lee
Doctoral Candidate University of Washington Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design & Planning
Re-examining the influence of work and non-work accessibility on residential location choices with a micro-analytic framework
April 10th, 2009 Dr. Scott Samuelsen
Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Enviornmental Engineering Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center University of California, Irvine
Powering the Future of Transportation
April 3rd, 2009 Dr. David Levinson
Associate Professor Director of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) Research Group Department of Civil Engineering University of Minnesota
Transport, Land Use, and Value
March 13th, 2009 Robin Chase
Founder and former CEO of Zipcar Founder and CEO of GoLoco and Meadow Networks
How Sharing and Openness Should Play a Critical Role in Our Transportation Future
November 14th, 2008 Dr. David L. Goodstein
Professor Physics and Applied Physics California Institute of Technology
Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
November 16th, 2007 Dr. Brian Taylor
Chair of Urban Planning Director, Institute of Transportation Studies Associate Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies University of California, Los Angeles
Transit's Dirty Little Secret: Analyzing Patterns of Transit Use
November 16th, 2007 Dr. Brian Taylor
Rethinking Congestion (presented at TransNow Student Conference)
September 28th, 2007 Dr. John Pucher
Professor Urban Planning and Policy Development Rutgers University
Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lesson from Europe
February 2nd, 2007 Dr. Donald Shoup
Professor Urban Planning University of California, Los Angeles
The High Cost of Free Parking
May 18th, 2007 Dr. Peter Stopher
Professor Transport and Logistics Studies University of Sydney
Using a GPS Panel to Evaluate Travel Behavior Changes
October 27th, 2006 Alan E. Pisarski
The End of Commuting
May 4th, 2007 Dr. Susan Handy
Professor Enviornmental Science and Policy University of California, Davis
Bicycling in Davis, CA: A Critical Look at Policy and Behavior in the First Platinum Bicycle City in the U.S.
March 9th, 2007 Dr. Joseph M. Sussman
JR East Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Where Transportatation is Going: Transporation in the CLIOS System Era
December 18th, 2011 David Noyce
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Traffic Safety Engineering at Wisconsin: Using Traditional Methodologies with Full-Scale Driving Simulation to Advance Roadway Safety