CTEDD proudly introduces our two new Associate Director’s – Dr. Ivonne Audirac for Associate Director of Education and Dr. Stephen P Mattingly for Associate Director of Research, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).
Dr. Audirac teaches in the master’s and Ph.D. planning programs of the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Her current research is theory driven and interdisciplinary. It focuses on the social, ecological, economic, and policy dimensions of the processes of urbanization and urban development. She does collaborative international comparative research regarding globalization and urban restructuring resulting in shrinking cities—a 21st century perspective on urban decline, re-urbanization, and city resilience. She is founding member of the Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN)—an international group of planning scholars and urbanists from across five continents. She has also conducted sponsored research on environment-behavior responses to non-motorized mobility in automobile-dependent urban areas as well as on aspects of universal design and transit. Other foci of her previous research relate to information technology, urban form and smart growth and to rural sustainable development. For complete bio please click here
Dr. Mattingly joined the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in September 2002. Prior to joining UTA he served on the faculty at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) for two and a half years, and also served as a lecturer at the University of Southern California. While at UAF, Dr. Mattingly helped found the FAA Air Transportation Centers of Excellence Program: Center for General Aviation Research. He teaches undergraduate courses in transportation engineering and transportation planning as well as graduate courses in analytical models in transportation, system evaluation and decision making, transportation planning and bicycle and pedestrian facility planning and design. In 2013, he joined in a consortium that formed the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities through the USDOT University Transportation Centers Program. For complete bio please click here