Tina Geiselbrecht is a Research Scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), an agency of the Texas AM University System, with over 18 years of applied research experience. She leads the Public Engagement Planning program at TTI 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 and livelihoods. Ms. Geiselbrecht has developed and designed materials to communicate such complex topics as transportation funding, strategic planning, dynamic pricing on managed lanes, and mileage-based user fees, to name a few. She has developed, taught, and facilitated workshops across several topics for numerous sponsors including the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and several state departments of transportation.
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 is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation.
Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), Austin, Texas