As of September 1, 2012, the University Transportation Center for Mobility (UTCM) is no longer an active center of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The archived UTCM website remains available here.

Strategic Plan FY06 - FY09

Strategic Plan Contents

Strategic Plan Home

Appendix A. Baseline Measures for UTCM (9/1/04-8/31/05)

Appendix B. Problem Statement Form

Appendix C. Center Director Resume

Appendix D. Budget Details


Resume for Melissa S. Tooley, Ph.D., P.E.

Updated 5/2008

Contact Information:

University Transportation Center for Mobility
Texas Transportation Institute
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77845-3135

979-845-8545 (Office)
979-845-9873 (FAX)

Professional Experience

2006 - present - Texas Transportation Institute

Director, University Transportation Center for Mobility

1998 - 2006 - University of Arkansas

Director, Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center (5/99 – 4/06)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (7/98 – 4/06)

1997 - 1998 - University of Florida

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (7/97 – 5/98)

1992 - 1997 - University of Arkansas

Assistant to the Civil Engineering Department (1/96 – 12/96)
Senior Graduate Assistant conducting rural transportation planning studies (8/94 – 5/97)
Administrative Assistant, Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center (8/92 – 8/94)

1985 - 1992 - Civil Engineering Consulting

Project Manager for Summerlin Associates, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas (8/87 – 7/92)
Design Engineer, Black and Veatch, Dallas, Texas (3/85 – 8/87)

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Ph.D., University of Arkansas (5/97)

Dissertation: "The Use of Urban Transportation Models in Rural Areas: The Northwest Arkansas Study"

MSCE, University of Arkansas (12/94)

BSCE, Louisiana Tech University, cum laude (3/85)

Louisiana Tech Rome, Summer 1984

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Professional Registration

Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas, certificate number 7387

Community Activities

Member of P.E.O. (a national women’s philanthropic organization)
Keynote Speaker, Arkansas state P.E.O. Convention (1996)

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Honors and Awards

Transportation Research Board Champion Paper Award

(one of 5 papers selected for the conference and presented at a "best of" session at TRB) 
Awarded for "Small and Medium-Sized Communities and the UTC Program – Public /Academic Partnerships that Work!", Proceedings of the Tools of the Trade Conference (sponsored by the TRB Committee A1D05), Colorado Springs, CO, September 21-24, 2004.

CIEC Best Paper Award

Awarded for "The Genesis Connection," co-authors O. Loewer, J. English, January 2003

ASEE Best Paper for Professional Interest Council II

Awarded for "Using a Capstone Design Course to Facilitate ABET 2000 Outcomes," co-author K. Hall, Proceedings, 1999 ASEE Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 20-23, 1999

Missouri Valley Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Paper Contest Winner (1996)

Federal Highway Administration - Eisenhower Fellowship Award Recipient (PhD level) (1996)

WISE Award (Women in Significant Endeavors) (1996)

Eno Transportation Foundation Fellowship (1995)

PEO Scholar Award (1995)

Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers - Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year (1994 - 1995)

William Randolph Hearst Fellowship Award (1994)

Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center Student of the Year (1993)

Federal Highway Administration - Eisenhower Fellowship Award Recipient (Master’s level) (1993)

Tau Beta Pi

Chi Epsilon

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Professional and Technical Activities

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

President, Research and Education Division (2006 – 2007)
Vice-President, Research and Education Division (2005 – 2006)
Executive Committee (2005 – present)
Board of Directors (2003 – present)
Reauthorization Task Force

Council of University Transportation Centers

President (2005 – 2006)
Vice-President (2004 – 2005)
Secretary (2003 – 2004)
Treasurer (2002 – 2003)
Chair, Task Force on Strategic Assessment of CUTC Activities (2002 – 2003)
Strategic Alliance Subcommittee (2001 – present)
Subcommittee for Center Profiling (2001 – present)
Executive Committee (2000 – present)

Transportation Research Board

Member, Committee A1A04 - Committee on Transportation Education and Training
Member, Committee A1D05 – Committee on Transportation Planning Needs and Requirements of Small and Medium-Sized Communities
Member, Subcommittee on Planning for the Conference on Small and Medium-Sized Communities (A1D05(1))

National Society of Professional Engineers

1995/1996 NW Arkansas Chapter President
1994/1995 NW Arkansas Chapter Vice-President
1993/1994 NW Arkansas Chapter Secretary/Treasurer
Central Arkansas Transportation Advisory Committee
Summer Transportation Institute, UA Pine Bluff, Steering Committee
2002 FHWA Excellence in Design Awards Panel
WIN (Women In Engineering) Program Coordinator and Founder

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Refereed Journals

Refereed Conference Proceedings

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Project Reports

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Selected Presentations

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