MBTC

MBTC Staff   

 

 

Heather Nachtmann, Ph.D.

Director

479.575.5857

hln@uark.edu

 

Oversee administration of daily center operations

Adhere to funding agency initiatives and reporting requirements

Oversee MBTC financial management

Procure MBTC funding

Management project selection process

Oversee public relations activities

Oversee technology transfer activities

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin D. Hall, Ph.D., P.E.

Executive Director

479.575.8695

kdhall@uark.edu

 

Plan strategic direction of MBTC research and activities
Oversee Center for Training Transportation Professionals 
Oversee MBTC transportation curricula and degree programs 
Oversee internships, assistantships, financial aid

 

 

 

 

Letitia (Tish) Pohl, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

479.575.3667

lpohl@uark.edu

 

Support and oversee ongoing MBTC projects
Work with Principal Investigators to support successful project execution
Identify appropriate grant announcements
Work with MBTC leadership, staff and researchers to develop technical and administrative proposal documents
Conduct research activities and supervise research assistants as needed
Assist MBTC Director and Director in develping Center-level strategic plans
Establish and maintain productive relationships with external partners to benefit the mission
 

 

 

 

Dana L. Williams, M.S.

Communications Director

479.575.6026

danal@uark.edu

 
Write, design, edit and manage production of all Center documents such as annual reports and newsletters
Plan and oversee meetings and other events
Develop and maintain website
Perform reception activities including answering phones, handling day to day problems, troubleshooting, correspondence, etc.
Market MBTC activities, events and documents to the public including final research reports, guest lecturers, professional development programs, etc.

 

 

 

Sandra Hancock

Fiscal Support Analyst

479.575.6021

shancock@uark.edu

 

Develop and maintain accounting records and procedures
Review and process requests for budget revisions and time extensions
Reconcile and authorize payments of off-campus invoices
Process requisitions, hourly payroll, travel, etc. as needed on MBTC accounts
Compile and report financial performance
Assist PIs in budget preparation
Process budgets through sub-awards to other institutions
Set up new administrative and project accounts
Reconcile disbursement accounts with Research Accounting
Provide assistance to fiscal stakeholders

 

 

 

Stacy Williams, Ph.D., P.E.

Director

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.2220

sgwill@uark.edu

 

Provide direction for CTTP programs
Instructor for technician certification courses
Oversight of laboratory certification
Maintenance of national laboratory accreditation for U of A civil engineering materials laboratories
Coordinate policies and maintain contract with funding agency
Presentations to Executive Committee, Advisory Boards

 

 

 

Frances Griffith, M.S.

Administrator for Technician Training

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.4497

fgriffi@uark.edu

 

Certification in soils, asphalt, and portland cement concrete testing and inspection
Classroom and laboratory instruction for technician certification courses
Reciprocity under other state certification programs
PDH seminars for professional (civil) engineers
CTTP website
Presentations to Executive Committee, Advisory Boards

 

 

 

Roselie Conley

Research Technologist

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.2320

rconley@uark.edu

 

Laboratory certification
Laboratory inspection
Maintenance of laboratory records

 

 

 

Mary Fleck

Instructor

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.3369

mmfleck@uark.edu

 

Classroom Instruction
Laboratory Instruction for Technician Training and Certification Courses 
Maintains National Laboratory Accreditation
Development of New Courses
Participates in Ongoing Research
 

 

 

 

 

Charles Steelman

Online Products Specialist

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.3997

csteelm@uark.edu
 

CTTP website maintenance and upgrades
Online course module development
Facilitation of online meetings and training sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Parrish

Administrative Specialist II

Center for Training Transportation Professionals

479.575.3997

rparrish@uark.edu

Personnel records from certification classes
Certification class calendar
Certification class registration and fees
Preparation of class materials
General correspondence, other inquiries to CTTP