Tina Geiselbrecht is a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), an agency of the Texas A&M University System. She has over 20 years of applied research experience. In 2014 she established the Planning and Engagement program at TTI. She leads the program where her research focuses on innovation in public involvement processes. Using qualitative and quantitative public opinion research, Ms. Geiselbrecht supports agencies in conducting meaningful public engagement to facilitate transportation planning and policy decision making. She has led numerous research projects that help agencies engage the public in decision-making and has produced tools that help the public to understand their role in transportation and how changes in the system may impact their lives.
Ms. Geiselbrecht has expertise in conducting focus groups and stakeholder interviews. She has facilitated over 150 focus groups and conducted more than 200 structured interviews. Ms. Geiselbrecht is committed to the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics. She strives to communicate these fundamental principles of good public participation as she works with agencies and stakeholders across the country. Ms. Geiselbrecht has a special interest in evaluating public participation activities and programs to facilitate continuous improvement.
Ms. Geiselbrecht holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic Geography from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Applied Geography and Planning from Texas State University. She has been a member of IAP2 since 2012 and is currently serving on the IAP2 USA Certification Task Force. She was elected to the IAP2 USA board in 2016 and is currently serving her second term. Ms. Geiselbrecht is a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3), receiving her certification from IAP2 in December 2018. She is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Public Engagement and Communication committee and the Transportation Demand Management committee.