Expertise DescriptionI have more than 15 years experience in the field of Transportation Engineering with expertise in Forensic Engineering. I have experience with vehicle collision reconstruction, commercial vehicle crash investigation and analysis, highway work zone traffic control safety, roadway design and traffic control devices, vehicle system components and dynamics, and driver factors and transportation safety statistics. I have ongoing transportation safety research and my international safety policy consulting have resulted in many peer-reviewed publications and presentations at technical conferences and professional forums around the world. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and court testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting experience includes the evaluation of safety characteristics of transportation facilities, including roadways, intersections, parking lots, driveways, transit stations, and pedestrian paths. I also have experience vehicle air brake systems and engineer control module data retrieval.
My professional experience includes Vice President and Director of Engineering, as well as Graduate Faculty, with prior experience as a Project Consultant, Forensic Engineering Analyst, Forensic Engineering Analyst, Research Assistant, and Engineering Co-op.
I personally have a Master’s in Transportation Engineering from a prominent Tech university, and I am licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Georgia (and other states). I have previously been qualified to testify in depositions and trials about the specific issues involved in this case. I have published academic and industry journal papers on intersection sight distance, have completed research on the roadway traffic control causes and countermeasures of hundreds of collisions in the state of Georgia, and have evaluated the conformance of highway construction contractors to project plans and specifications for many hundreds of previous assignments around the country.
I have extensive experience with collision reconstruction, driver factors, and evaluations of night time pedestrian collisions of all sorts. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles on the topic and have taught the topic at engineering seminars around the world. I have testified in night-time pedestrian collision reconstruction cases in over a dozen states in the U.S.
|M.S.||Transportation Engineering||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|B.S.||Mechanical Engineering||Virginia Tech|
|Professional Engineer: IL|
|Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering|
|Accredited Accident Reconstructionist|
|Certified Traffic Control Supervisor|
|U.S. DOT Qualified Motor Carrier Safety Inspector|
Awards & Affiliation
|Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)|
|National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)|
|Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)|
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)|
Institute of Transportation Engineers
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