Staff

Alex Cruz – High Visbility Enforcement Coordinator

  Alexander C. Cruz Email: acc2@cutr.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-5389       Alex is currently a junior, majoring in Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and plans to continue his graduate studies in applied economics related to globalization.   Alex serves as the High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Program Assistant for the ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety Program, at the Center

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Mary Hoppe – Communications Coordinator

Mary Hoppe Phone: (813)-974-8879 Email: mhoppe@cutr.usf.edu  

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Kristin Larsson, M.S., TCRA – Grant Coordinator

MS, Research Support Specialist.

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Deborah Schultz – Program Planner

I am a current graduate student in the American Cultural Studies program at the University of South Florida. I hope to bring my experience as an American culture researcher to decipher current cultural trends to understand the underpinnings of behavior during motorcycle activities. I have been riding a motorcycle for more than twenty years and bring my experience to the Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Program attending events where I encourage motorcycle safety through promotional materials, conducting surveys, and assist members of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition with task completion.

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Kaitlyn French, Research Support Specialist

  Kaitlyn French kfrench1@cutr.usf.edu       Katie French, is a Master’s Candidate in Public Health, and earned her Bachelor’s in Public Health at University of South Florida. Katie is interested in working with a variety of populations to prevent injury through behavior change, and is passionate about program implementation and evaluation. While at CUTR, Katie has helped develop Mentorship

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William Mayer, TSWD TRIPS Program Manager

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Kent Smith, TSWD Bus System Safety and Security Reviewer

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Dean Kirkland-McMillian, TSWD Lead Bus System Safety and Security Reviewer

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Gennaro “Rino” Saliceto, TSWD Bus System Safety and Security Reviewer

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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James Takacs, MIPI Outreach Specialist

James Takacs takacs@cutr.usf.edu       James Takacs has a strong commitment to adult learning theory and learning style research. He is interested in traffic safety training and research and has over 10 years experience as an effective MSF Certified RiderCoach. He is currently involved in program outreach, as well as in designing and disseminating safety education materials for CUTR.

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Megan Cott, Administrative Specialist

Megan Cott mcott@cutr.usf.edu       Megan Cott joins CUTR as an Administrative Specialist for the Motorcycle Injury Prevention Institute (MIPI) Program.  Most recently she was a part of the Student Support Services team and the David C. Anchin Center at USF.  Her experience is in grant management and implementation.  Megan received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from USF.

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Stephen Reich, TPEEA Research Assistant

Director, Transportation Program Evaluation and Economic Analysis. BA, Geography & Environmental Planning, Towson State University, 1979. Specialties: transportation agency management, innovative financing, capital programming, federal aid, toll facility management and operations.

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