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Carol Aldrich

Engineer of Research 

Key Areas: Research Administrator, STIC/EDC Coordinator, MDOT TRB Representative, EOC Secretary

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Lisa Branch

Administrative Assistant

Key Areas: Program Development Meeting Coordinator; Engineering Operations Meeting Coordinator; Research Administration Training Coordinator; Research Administration Records Retention Liaison

Project Administration

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Michael Townley


Key Areas: Manages the research project program. Assists project managers develop and manage projects in the focus areas listed below.

Focus Areas: Bridges & Structures, Environmental & Water Resources, Geotechnical & Foundational Design, Innovative Contracting, Project Development, Real Estate & Permits, Rest Areas, Utilities & Landscaping, Surveys & Automated Design

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Rebecca Petri

Research Project Analyst

Key Areas: Supports the selected research team throughout their projects; project support includes contracting, reporting, invoices, and quarterly project reports, funding, and annual reporting.

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Faith Rodriguez

Research Program Analyst

Key Areas: Supports research partners throughout the proposal and selection process. This includes request for proposals, proposal review, selection announcements and the overall MDOT research annual program.

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Emmagrace Banks

Student Assistant

Key Areas: Assists Research Project Analyst with project management, including invoices, quarterly reports and closeouts

Program Management

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André Clover

Research Program Manager

Key Areas: Research Program Manager; Program/Project Development; Project Management and Implementation Assistance for Focus Areas listed below; National Transportation Pooled Fund/Program Manager

Focus Areas: Construction, Fleet/Facility Management & Outcomes, Intelligent Transportation Systems & Signals, Mobility & Traffic Incidents, Pavement & Materials, Roadway & Roadside Maintenance, Worker/Facility Safety & Security Emergency Management

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Mary Hoffmeyer

Research Program Specialist 

Key Areas: Research Manager; Project Development; Communication Reporting and Outreach; Implementation Assistance for Focus Areas listed in table below; National Transportation Pooled Fund

Focus Areas: Asset Management & Policy, Aviation, Contract Administration, Data Inventory & Integration, Finance, Freight & Logistics, Intercity Bus & Private/For Hire Passenger Carriers, Local Transit, Non-Motorized Planning & Development, Passenger & Freight Rail, Program Development, Travel Demand Forecasting, Workforce Development & Organizational Effectiveness


Jennifer Herron


Key Areas: Disseminate research publications; review incoming reports for accessibility compliance; complete literature searches; Research Administration website content editor; Assist with public reference requests.