Future-oriented engineer-economist, planner, and researcher with more than three decades of varied international and domestic experience in urban and regional development, multi-modal transportation, civil infrastructure systems, and related technology innovation. Business developer and consultant working with senior officials in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, as well as throughout the United States. Teaches at universities and authors books and articles for peer-reviewed journals and popular press. Consultancy engagements have included
- Critical review of federal standards-development process for intelligent transportation systems technology
- Development of regional growth strategies for Nantong (China)
- Road link planning and feasibility studies in the Ho Chi Minh City region (Vietnam)
- Policy statement on physical infrastructure, as part of World Bank’s strategy report on Sub Saharan Africa: From Crisis to Sustainable Growth
- Master planning for Abuja (Nigeria) and Batam Centre (Indonesia)
- Review of development plans for Metro d’Alger (Algeria)
- Demand analysis for Mactan International Airport master plan (Philippines)
- Development of environmental review guidelines for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
1998-present: Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC Senior Program Officer responsible for research portfolio in finance, asset management, performance assessment, and information management, working with CEOs and other senior officials of U.S. state transportation agencies.
1985-1998: The MATRIX Group, LLC, Baltimore, MD Founder and chief executive providing professional services in urban and regional planning, market research, asset management and appraisals, technology assessment, planning and policy research, and environmental impact reviews.
1988-1993: Building Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC Director responsible for development and execution of strategic programs in design and construction technology and its impact on society, direction of policy studies, and executive duties, working with architects, planners, engineers, and administrators, with funding provided by federal and other government agencies.
1971 1985: PRC Engineering, McLean, VA Responsible for consultancy engagements, business development, and general management. Division Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Group, PRC Planning and Development; Board of Directors and Chief Planner, PRC (Nigeria) Ltd., and Practice Group Leader, Alan M. Voorhees & Associates.
1965-1971: Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation; Goldberg and Zoino Assoc.; U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; Law Engineering Testing Corp. Temporary and part-time positions while pursuing university studies.
1974-present: University teaching Adjunct or visiting faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, Morgan State University, and George Washington University; courses in urbanization and environmental policy, transportation planning, engineering economics, and real-estate construction.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: S.B., S.M., Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)
Harvard University: Loeb Fellowship (Graduate School of Design)
L’Enfant Award, Rensselaerville Institute, 2001
Federal Design Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 1992
Keynote speeches: Techno-Forum ’93 (Okayama, Japan); Brunel Lecture, 1991 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Rinker International Conference on Construction, 1990 (University of Florida).
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