STRIDE E-Newsletter, Fall 2012


A Closer Look at the STRIDE Management Teamstridereps

The STRIDE Center is managed by an Internal Steering Committee (ISC) consisting of key personnel at the University of Florida as well as representatives from each of the consortium universities: Auburn University, Florida International University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ISC holds frequent teleconferences (typically every other week) to discuss project progress and plan center activities.  Each member of the ISC acts as a liaison between the center and their home university and helps identify opportunities for collaboration as well as resources that could be used in research, education, workforce development and technology transfer. 

Providing the overall leadership and management of STRIDE is Lily Elefteriadou, who serves as the director. She is assisted by Ines Aviles-Spadoni who manages and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Center.  Activities related to K-12 workforce development are coordinated by Leslie Washburn, and the state DOT/outreach coordinator is Richard Long, former director of research at the Florida Department of Transportation.  Nina Barker, currently serving as the interim director of the Florida Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Center, interfaces with STRIDE in matters related to the transfer of technology.

The top image includes the following STRIDE ISC members: (Back row from left) Al Giffin, Michael Hunter, Nina Barker, Daniel Rodriguez, Downy Brill, Richard Long. (Front row from left) Xia Jin for Mohammed Hadi, Lily Elefteriadou, Virginia Sisiopiku, Leslie Washburn, Ruth Steiner.

The names and affiliation of each ISC member are provided below.


Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., Professor
STRIDE Director
University of Florida
Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Florida International University
STRIDE Representative
Ines Aviles-Spadoni, M.S.
STRIDE Coordinator
University of Florida

Richard Long
Outreach Coordinator
University of Florida
STRIDE Representative


Nina Barker, T2 Interim Director
University of Florida
Florida Transportation Technology
Transfer (T2) Center

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
STRIDE Representative


Downy Brill, Ph.D., Professor
North Carolina State University
STRIDE Representative

Ruth Steiner, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of Florida
STRIDE Representative

Burak Eksioglu, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mississippi State University
STRIDE Representative

Daniel Rodriguez, Ph.D., Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
STRIDE Representative

Al Giffin, Director
Auburn University Transportation
Research Center
STRIDE Representative

Leslie Washburn, PE
K-12 Workforce Development Coordinator
University of Florida
Randall Guensler, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
STRIDE Representative
 


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