We are pleased to announce that Dr. Qisheng Pan has been appointed Director of the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions & Dollars.
Dr. Jay Rosenberger will continue to guide the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions & Dollars as Deputy Director.
Dr. Qisheng Pan is also a Professor in the Department of Public Affairs and Planning, UTA. Before he joined UTA, Dr. Pan was a full Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy (UPEP) at Texas Southern University (TSU). He was also the director of the DOT Tier 1 University Transportation Centers program at TSU, which is a collaborative effort led by UT-Austin to examine the cooperative mobility for competitive megaregions. He served as the UPEP department chair in 2008-2016.
Dr. Pan received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Southern California (USC). He also held a Master’s degree in Cartography and Remote Sensing and a BS in Geology from Peking University.
His research focuses on multiple aspects of urban planning, including transportation planning, economic impact analysis, urban and regional planning models, and the applications of GIS in urban planning. He received research grants from Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the Natural Resources Imagery Grant from ESRI, and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, etc. Prof. Pan has also consulted in research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, California Cut Flower Commission, Renovate America, and RAND Corporation, etc.