T&DI Board of Governors

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE is lead by an 8-member Board of Governors. The Board includes four (4) elected members, two (2) appointed members, one appointed Younger Member (YM), and one ASCE Presidential Appointee.

T&DI's FY22 Board includes the following members:

David A. Noyce, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
President

David Noyce is the Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW-Madison). He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. Dr. Noyce received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison in 1984 and 1995, respectively, and received his Ph.D. degree in Civil (Transportation) Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999. Dr. Noyce has over 34 years of experience in transportation engineering including appointments in state government, private consulting, and academia.

Roger M. Millar, P.E., F.ASCE, FAICP
Vice President

Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary in October 2015 and was appointed Secretary of Transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health, and aesthetic quality. His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen BRT provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient, and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His State DOT leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment.

Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee, chair of the AASHTO Council on Public Transportation, chair of the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, co-chair of the Mobility on Demand Alliance, and co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition. Millar graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Richard Boudreau, P.E., M.ASCE
Past President

Mr. Boudreau has 31 years of experience practicing in the civil engineering profession, with the past 21 years managing a pavement engineering firm as the Treasurer and Executive Vice President. His expertise includes program/project management, planning, engineering and construction management for large roadway networks, and highway and airfield pavement projects. He is the author of eighteen publications and is an experienced presenter and active member of professional societies. Mr. Boudreau has also been a member of the T&DI Airfield Pavement Committee (APC) since 2001. In recent years, he has served APC as Vice-Chair (2015-16) and then as the Chair (2017-2018). In the past, he was Vice-Chair (2005-06) and Chair (2007-08) for the Construction Institute's Bituminous Materials Committee. Mr. Boudreau holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.

Chandra Bhat, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Treasurer

Dr. Bhat has a joint appointment between the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) and the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far-reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer in the formulation and use of statistical and econometric methods to analyze human choice behavior. His current research includes the social and environmental aspects of transportation, safety and planning implications of connected and automated smart transportation systems (CASTS), and data science and predictive analytics.

Lucy Priddy, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Appointed Member

Dr. Priddy currently serves as the Program Officer for Research Programs aligned to the Army Modernization Priorities at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Prior to taking on that role, she served as the Assistant Program Director at ERDC where she assisted in the planning, technical direction, financial management, and execution of the Army research programs related to force projection, maneuver support, and force protection. Dr. Priddy graduated from the University of Mississippi with her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2002 and completed her master's degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2005. She completed her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2014. Dr. Priddy is the author of numerous technical articles, papers and reports and served as liaison to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology in 2010-2011.

Jianming Ma, Ph.D., P.E., PMP®, M.ASCE
Appointed Member

Dr. Jianming Ma is with TxDOT’s Traffic Safety Division, coordinating connected and automated vehicle (CAV) activities, whether demonstration, pilot projects, national studies and university research. Jianming has over 20 years of professional and research experience in CAV, ITS, and systems engineering. He is the Research Coordinator for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Safety Performance and Analysis (ACS20), a member of TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems (AHB25) and a liaison for SAE DSRC Technical Committee. Jianming is a Research Development and Implementation Coordinator for AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations. Jianming has been invited to serve on numerous national research panels and working groups such as TxDOT, NCHRP, SHRP2, AASHTO CAV Working Group, Cooperative and Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition, and the CV Pooled Fund Study. Jianming co-chairs the CAV Impacts Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Diniece Mendes, EIT, A.M.ASCE
Appointed Member

Diniece serves as Director of Freight Mobility at the New York City Department of Transportation where she oversees a multi-million dollar program to advance urban freight policies and initiatives that reduce the adverse impacts of trucks on infrastructure and communities while improving safety, truck delivery efficiency, and New York City's economic competitiveness.

Diniece has 8 years of progressive experience leading, streamlining, assessing, and implementing large-scale transportation planning and performance systems across the Greater New York City area. Diniece has held several leadership roles within T&DI, ranging from chairing the Infrastructure Systems Committee, and Planning and Development Council, and most recently supporting Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. In New York, she is the President of the City College of New York Engineering School Alumni, a board member of the CE Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and is extremely passionate about building connections with CCNY engineering students, faculty, and alumni. She is a registered Engineering Intern (E.I.) in the State of New York. Diniece graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 2012 and received her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Diniece lives in Brooklyn with her husband, loves to travel, entertain, and enjoys rich cultural experiences.

Alireza Ermagun, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Appointed Member

Dr. Ermagun is the Director of Mobility Observatory and Data Analytics Lab and an Assistant Professor of Transport in the Richard A. Rula School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Transport Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 2016. His dissertation Network Econometrics and Traffic Flow Analysis introduces theories and solutions to help unveil the hidden spatial dependency between traffic links in a complex network. He received a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in addition to his Master in Road and Transportation.

His academic research is informed by a deep commitment to professional practice and draws on different disciplines, including engineering, planning, computer science, statistics, geography, and big data analysis. A common theme running through his research activities is to use emerging data and technologies, identify novel solutions, develop practical methods, and introduce innovative theories in the domains of human mobility, community resilience, and urban informatics. He has 55 refereed articles in peer reviewed journals and made over 80 technical presentations. His innovative research has resulted in Ermagun receiving multiple awards including the Best Research on Innovation Award from 2020 and 2018 Transportation Research Board, 2017 Tiebout Prize in Regional Science, and 2016 John S. Adams Award.

He is an active member of his profession and the academic community. Within his activities, he (1) serves as Research Coordinator and Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Women and Gender in Transportation (AME 20) and Urban Freight Transportation (AT025), (2) is the co-founder of Findings and serves on its Board of Directors, (3) serves on the Editorial Board of Transport Reviews and Transport Findings, (4) co organizes the Bridging Transportation Researchers Conference, and (5) is corresponding member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Committee on Transportation Policy.