RESEARCH INTERESTS: Transportation Safety Data, Crash Analysis, Civil Applications of Composite Materials
Lisa Spainhour, Professor & Executive Director - Lisa Spainhour is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. She has taught at the college for 27 years, serving as Principal Investigator on over $12 million in federal and state-funded research projects. Her primary research area involves the development of traffic records software. The crash reporting and query software developed and supported by her team is provided free of charge to law enforcement agencies in Florida; it is currently used by over 18,000 users in over 150 agencies. Dr. Spainhour has received numerous awards, including the FSU Excellence in Online Course Design Award, the Florida Engineering Society Big Bend Chapter’s Engineer of the Year in Education Award, and the Transportation Research Board Pedestrian Committee’s Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Spainhour serves as the Outreach and Education chair for FSU’s Transportation Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population, and has coordinated numerous K-12 mentoring activities for the Center. She received her doctorate from North Carolina State University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.