Professor Kevin Heaslip has been named the new director of UT’s Center for Transportation Research and began in the role on July 1.
“Now is a great time to be hiring a new director for the Center for Transportation Research with the system and campus focus on future mobility,” said Tickle College of Engineering Associate Dean Bill Dunne. “Dr. Kevin Heaslip is a great fit for this role as he brings a history of strong leadership in transportation- and infrastructure-related engineering, which will serve the university and the state well.”
He comes to the college after an eight-year role as a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech.
“The Center for Transportation Research has a long and distinguished history, which positions it well to meet the transportation and mobility challenges of the 21st century,” said Heaslip. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passage means there are great opportunities for CTR to help restore and rehabilitate our transportation system and conduct cutting-edge research that will define the transportation systems of tomorrow.”
Heaslip replaces David Clarke, who retired as director at the end of 2020. Jerry Everett and DeAnna Flinchum served as the interim director and interim associate director, respectively, in the intervening months since Clarke’s retirement.