Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE)
at Iowa State University
Voice: 515-294-9480 ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-Present, Communications Specialist, InTrans, Ames, Iowa
Supports InTrans's communications efforts by planning and executing marketing projects (e.g., annual reports) and writing and/or editing print and web marketing content for the institute and its centers and programs; provides editorial quality assurance for InTranss Go! online magazine; provides other writing and editing support as assigned by the communications manager; all for a variety of external audiences.
2000-2011, Communications Manager, InTrans (formerly CTRE)
Develops and implements communications plans and annually oversees the production of more than 100 transportation-related publications, in print and electronic formats, for CTRE and its sponsored programs. The publications group writes, edits, designs, and publishes several newsletters and technical training materials (briefs, one-page crew training handouts, pocket guides, etc.); edits, designs, and publishes papers, proceedings, reports, manuals, and books; develops and maintains an extensive website of interactive and static pages supported by back-end databases (www.ctre.iastate.edu/), which contains an electronic library of hundreds of searchable documents; works with news media to disseminate scientific and technical information to appropriate audiences; writes articles for professional journals (e.g., FHWAs Public Roads); creates graphics and technical illustrations; prepares documents in print and electronic formats; and develops multimedia presentations and documentation to support CTREs transportation programs.
1994-1999, Communications Specialist, InTrans (formerly CTRE), Ames, Iowa
Oversaw the parallel growth of CTRE's publications group and its role in technology transfer and information dissemination.
1992-1994, Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1992-1994, Technical Writer and Editor, Extension Communications, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
MA, 1994, English, emphasis in Business and Professional Writing, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
BA, 1992, English, emphasis in Linguistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa