Center for Transportation Research Experts

Stephen H. Richards

Director of Southeastern Transportation Center, Associate Research Professor for Center for Transportation Research

Stephen Richards is a nationally known expert in traffic safety, traffic engineering and operations, and highway design.


Mark Burton

Director of Transportation Economics, Research Associate Professor

Mark Burton is the director of transportation economics at UT’s Center for Transportation Research. He researches transportation planning for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, including evaluation of surface and air freight transportation facilities and operations throughout the state.


Asad Khattak

Beaman Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Asad J. Khattak is a foremost expert on transportation, transit, and safety related to both. He is Transportation Program Coordinator and serves with the Center for Transportation Research. He recently established the Initiative for Sustainable Mobility.


David Clarke

David Clarke

Director of the Center for Transportation Research, Director of the Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program, Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Clarke is a nationally recognized expert on transportation issues, especially those pertaining to rail or freight.


Chris Cherry

Chris Cherry

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chris Cherry focuses his research on a wide variety of transportation issues, with an emphasis on those that are eco-friendly.