Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Introducing Committee member Steven Jones

Steven Jones is an Associate Director and the Manager of the International Business Unit in the Dublin, Ireland office of the Waterman Group plc. Steven is responsible for project management, business development and client relations for all civil engineering projects in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Steven has worked on transportation engineering projects in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

Steven holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Virginia as well as Masters and Bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. Prior to joining the Waterman Group, Steven was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. During this time, Steven served as the Technology Transfer Director for the University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) which is a Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) administered by the United States Department of Transportation through its Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). In this role, Steven conducted T2 outreach via a research newsletters, specialty conferences and an annual research symposium all highlighting UTCA associated research.

Steven is interested in continuing efforts to deliver transportation research results into practice. He is particularly interested in the dissemination of academic and institutional research intended to improve analytical methodologies currently used by practitioners. He is also very interested in continuing to develop and improve channels for the international communication and sharing of technology transfer and lessons learned.

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