The CU-IGRSS Fellows Program creates alliances with locally, nationally and internationally recognized researchers, educators, government and corporate partners in order to address road safety and security issues and improve the safety of the automotive and transportation environment. The Fellows Program recognizes the various disciplines involved in the human-vehicle-road interface and seeks leaders with expertise in engineering, enforcement, education, economics, and emergency response. Fostering collaborative relationships between and among these disciplines can guide policies and interventions to improve road safety and security.

The interdisciplinary community of CU-IGRSS researchers and fellows produces knowledge by developing evidence-based countermeasures, services, and products. Data collection and analysis techniques, traffic safety engineering and equipment, health and safety issues, driver training and road user education, road safety culture, change leadership, safety campaigns, and enforcement are among the topics the Fellows Program address through technical and academic research. 

CU-IGRSS initiated the Fellows Program to augment the academic, research, and outreach program capacity of the Institute; broaden our ties with leading researchers; and extend the reach of the Institute's initiatives and activities to a wider geographic audience. We are excited to work with such outstanding individuals!


Lawrence R. Allen, PhD

Dr. Larry Allen

Professor and Dean Emeritus
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
College Health, Education and Human Development
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: 864-656-3036
Fax: 864.656.2226

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dr. Allen provides expertise in the area of international relations and multi-university programs. Prior to his appointment at Clemson University, Dr. Allen held academic appointments at Hood College, University of Maryland, University of Wyoming, Temple University, and University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Research Interests:

  • Impact of recreational and tourism services on individual and community well-being
  • Development of alternative recreational and educational programs to address problems facing at-risk youth

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William C. Bridges Jr., PhD

William C. Bridges Jr.

Professor of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
117-O Martin Hall
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: 864-656-3012
Fax: 864-656-5230

PhD, Statistics and Genetics, University of Nebraska, NE

Dr. Bridges provides expertise in applied statistics to the design and analysis of various research projects.

Research Interests:

  • Statistical design
  • Applications of mixed models
  • Statistical genetics

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A. Neill Cameron, Jr., MBA

Neil Cameron

Vice President for Advancement
109 Daniel Drive
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: 864-656-0235

MBA, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Mr. Cameron is a career marketing and communications professional. He is former president of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. He has been involved in brand-building communications programs for clients such as American Express, Shell Oil, IBM, Kimberly Clark, International Paper, Centers for Disease Control, Union Carbide, World Wildlife Fund, and Eastman Kodak. Cameron has won numerous industry awards and the 1995 Silver Medal for Advertising’s Man of the Year. He lecturers nationally and internationally, and is an expert in marketing and communication.

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Daniel J. Levy, MD

Dan J. Levy

District III Vice Chairman,
American Academy of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD USA
Phone: 410-363-1843
Fax: 410-363-3027

MD, University of Rochester, NY

Dr. Levy is board certified in Pediatrics and has been in private practice in Maryland since 1978 serving a multicultural population. He has published extensively on a wide variety of subjects relating to the health and welfare of children, and was the AAP Maryland Pediatrician of the Year in 2008. At the national level, Dr. Levy teaches Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland.

Research Interests:

  • General Pediatrics Accident Prevention
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Advocacy

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Russell A. Marion II, PhD

Russ Marion

Moore School of Education
College of Education
414D Tillman Hall
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: 864-656-5105

PhD, Educational Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, SC

Dr. Marion has written numerous research articles and books on complex leadership. In addition he has organized and presented on leadership topics at universities, businesses, and government agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Research Interests:

  • School change as a collectivist social dynamic
  • Leadership of organizational creativity, innovation and change
  • Network and statistical analysis

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J. Bruce Rafert, PhD

J. Bruce Rafert

Professor of Physics and Provost, Emeritus
North Dakota State University
UGPTI, Transportation Safety Systems Center
1536 Cole Boulevard, Suite 140
Lakewood, CO 80401 USA
Phone: 720-238-0080
Fax: 720-238-0064

PhD, Astronomy, University of Florida, FL

Dr. Rafert’s experience in academic and project administration spans the past 25+ years, including liaison with state and federal legislative personnel. He has a focused commitment to develop undergraduate and graduate programs which combine teaching, learning and research across all disciplines. He is the co-Founding member of numerous cross and trans-disciplinary/multi-university programs.

Research Interests:

  • Space Sciences
  • Advanced Automatic Telescopes
  • Hyperspectral Imaging

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Allen Robinson, PhD

Allen Robinson

Chief Executive Officer
American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
Highway Safety Services, LLC
1434 Trim Tree Road
Indiana, PA 15701 USA
Phone: 724-801-8246

PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Dr. Robinson is the content advisor for the ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum. He is former Director of the Highway Safety Center and professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As Director, he was involved in research, education, and outreach for traffic safety, driver improvement programs, and driver education. Dr. Robinson is a renowned expert in traffic safety education; he has consulted with local, state, national, and international organizations on a range of driver education issues. Robinson received National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Public Service Award in 2013.

Research Interests:

  • Novice driver education and training
  • Driver education curriculum and standards

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Wayne A. Sarasua, PhD

Wayne A. Sarasua

Professor of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
310-B Lowry Hall
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29630 USA
Phone: 864-656-3318
Fax: 864-656-2670

PhD, Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech, GA

Dr. Sarasua provides expertise in transportation and traffic engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), and related roadway safety research. He was recently awarded Educator of the Year by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Southern District. 

Research Interests:

  • Highway engineering
  • Traffic simulation
  • Knowledge-based expert systems

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Scott A. Shappell, PhD

Scott A. Shappell

Professor and Chair
Department of Human Factors and Systems
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 USA
Phone: 386-226-6790

PhD, Neuroscience, Texas Medical Branch

Dr. Shappell is an internationally renowned expert and a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the fields of human factors, systems safety, error management, and accident investigation. Dr. Shappell is also the co-developer of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), a method for investigating and analyzing the role of human error in aviation accidents that has been adopted by aviation organizations around the world. He has published/presented more than 200 papers, books and presentations on accident investigation, system safety, behavioral stressors, sustained operations and fatigue.

Research Interests:

  • General human factors
  • Human error

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Hugh Spitler, PhD

Hugh Spitler

Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Health, Education and Human Development
509 Edwards Hall
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: (864) 656-7434

PhD, Sociology, Emory University, GA

Dr. Spitler adds diversity to our interdisciplinary team's approach to traffic safety and mobility research education through his expertise in the area of epidemiology. He has conducted numerous studies regarding high-risk drinking and alcohol related problems among college students including a sponsored research grant provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent health
  • Social epidemiology
  • College student alcohol abuse

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John R. Wagner, PhD, PE

John R. Wagner

Professor and Chair of the Dynamic 
Systems and Controls Group
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

212 Fluor Daniel Engineering 
Innovation Building
Clemson University, 
Clemson, SC 29634 USA
Phone: 864-656-7376 
Fax: 864-656-4435

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, IN

Dr. Wagner provides research expertise in the areas of control theory, behavioral modeling, mechatronic system design, as well as diagnostic and prognostic strategies with application to automotive, transportation, and mechatronic systems. He also established the multi-disciplinary Driving Simulator Laboratory and the Mechatronics Educational Laboratory at Clemson. Dr. Wagner is a registered professional mechanical engineer and has been elected an ASME Fellow.

Research Interests:

  • Nonlinear and intelligent control systems
  • Dynamic system modeling
  • Diagnostic and prognostic strategies
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Terecia W. Wilson, BA

Terecia W. Wilson

Terecia W. Wilson
Retired Training, Safety and Security Program Manager 
Office of Public Transit for SCDOT 
Prosperity, SC 29127 USA
Phone: 803-364-0936 


BA, Sociology and Religion, Wake Forest University, NC

Terecia Wilson brings substantial experience in traffic safety to the team. She has implemented a number of safe driving campaigns such as the “Highways or Dieways” campaign. She has also helped to pass a number of laws such as a Primary Seat Belt Law in South Carolina.

Research Interests:

  • Highway safety 
  • Occupational Safety and Health Programs
  • Traffic Law Enforcement Programs

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James Witte, PhD

Jim Witte

Center for Social Science Research
George Mason University
Robinson Hall A 103
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

PhD, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Dr. Witte’s ongoing research focuses on ways to use the World Wide Web to collect survey data and on the similarities and differences between online and off-line societies. He is a professor of sociology at George Mason University and former Chair of the Communication and Information Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. He has been a professor at Clemson University and Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center and a lecturer in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Research Interests:

  • Emerging ways to collect survey data
  • Differences between online and offline societies