DCT Faculty & Staff

 

Christopher Meehan
Director, DCT

Telephone(302) 831-6074
Fax:(302) 831-0674
Email: cmeehan@udel.edu
Dr. Christopher Meehan is the director of the Delaware Center for Transportation.
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Jerome Lewis
Associate Director

Telephone: (302) 831-1709
Fax: (302) 831-3488
Email: jlewis@udel.edu
Dr. Lewis is the Director of Institute of Public Administration and Professor in the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy. He was the Interim Director of DTI from ’93-’95.
Dr. Jerome Lewis’s Bio Page

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Ellen Pletz
Assistant to the Director

Telephone: (302) 831-1446
Fax: (302) 831-0674
Email: ebourett@udel.edu
Ms. Pletz joined the DCT staff in July, 2008 and assists the Director with all aspects of DCT.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and has worked at the University of Delaware in accounting and grants management functions since 1999.  Her responsibilities include all pre- and post-award functions for transportation and bridge engineering proposals and awards.

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Sandi Wolfe
Event Coordinator, DCT & T² Center

Telephone: (302) 831-4094
Fax: (302) 831-0674
Email: sandiw@udel.edu
Ms. Wolfe joined DCT in May 2004. She brings to DCT her excellent clerical skills and experience to assist the Center in all aspects. She is responsible for coordinating all DCT events, compiles information for the DCT Newsletter and manages the DCT website. She assists the Delaware T² Center with coordinating the logistics of workshops, courses and events that are hosted by the Center.
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Sue McNeil
Director, University Transportation Center

Telephone: (302) 831-6578
Fax: (302) 831-3640
Email: smcneil@udel.edu
Dr. McNeil was formerly Director of the Urban Transportation Center and Professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining UIC, she was a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research and teaching interests focus on transportation infrastructure management with emphasis on the application of advanced technologies, economic analysis, analytical methods, and computer applications. Dr McNeil has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. She chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Asset Management. She chaired (1988-1993) the ASCE Urban Transportation Division Committee on Transportation Facilities Management and is a founding Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. She is a registered professional engineer.
Dr. McNeil’s Bio Page
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Earl “Rusty” Lee
Coordinator, Delaware T² Center

Telephone: (302) 831-6241
Fax: (302) 831-0674
Email: elee@udel.edu
Dr. Earl “Rusty” Lee joined the University of Delaware’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in September 2007 as an assistant professor and was also appointed as Director of Advanced Traffic Operations for the Delaware Center for Transportation. He received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer, before joining the Navy’s submarine service. His 24 year career, both active duty and reserve, included assignments as Chief Engineer of the nuclear ballistic missile submarine, James K. Polk, staff of the Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet, and the staffs of the Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Navy Region Northeast, working in the development of emergency response plans and overseeing training exercises. He returned to Rensselaer in the fall of 2000 as a student and was hired by the Institute in August 2001. He has a master’s degree in Management and a PhD in Decision Science and Engineering Systems.  Dr. Lee’s research interests include applied operations research methodologies in the areas of homeland security, hazards mitigation, and vulnerability; technologies for collaborative decision making, with particular emphasis on incident and emergency management; advanced traffic engineering; intelligent transportation systems.  He is teaching in the areas of transportation engineering and project management.
Dr. Lee’s Bio Page
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Matheu Carter
T² Engineer

Telephone: (302) 831-7236
Fax: (302) 831-0674
Email: matheu@udel.edu
Matt Carter is a civil and environmental engineer, licensed in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Georgia.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.  His 20+ years of professional background includes transportation, storm water, water/wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and fleet management in the areas of heavy construction, design consulting, litigation support, regulatory oversight, and public and private sector administration.  In addition to his prior work in construction and private consulting, Matt was Director of Public Works and Capital Facilities Administrator for Cecil County, Maryland.  He is currently the T²  Engineer and Municipal Circuit Rider for the Delaware Center for Transportation’s T²  Center at the University of Delaware.
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Mingxin Li
Scientist

Telephone: (302) 831- 6383
Fax: (302) 831-0674
Email: lmx@udel.edu
Dr. Li is a Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has studied at Oregon State University before getting his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 2011. He obtained a bachelor degree in Railway Operations Management from Beijing Jiaotong University in 1996. His research interests include transportation operational planning, rail /transit planning and management, traffic operations and analysis. His current research interests focus on travel demand modeling and learning techniques in Intelligent Transportation Systems. Prior to coming to US, he had worked at the Department of Transportation Engineering of Jinan Institute of Railway Technology (JIRT), China for nine years.Dr. Mingxin Li’s Bio Page

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