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Carryl Baldwin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Vehicle Safety Devices, Driving Distractions, Auditory Signals and Warnings, Auditory Cognition, "Smart" Cars, Visual and Spatial Learning

Carryl Baldwin has more than 15 years of experience investigating human factors issues in mental workload, surface and air transportation and cognitive aging.

Her primary research interests are in the area of applied auditory cognition, where she examines the way people interact with and respond to auditory warning signals in vehicles. She also, with funding from organizations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Foundation, works to inform policy surrounding the standardization of auditory vehicle safety signals such as crash and collision warnings.

Baldwin's work is also funded by the Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation and the Department of Transportation. Previously she has successfully completed multiple projects for the National Institutes of Health and both NASA Langley and NASA Ames.

She is a member of Mason's Arch Lab and conducts research projects using the department's driving simulator, EEG, ERP, EKG and eye tracking devices, and other equipment.

She is the author of 14 peer reviewed journal publications, 1 book, 12 book chapters and over 50 scientific conference proceedings to date.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu

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Michael Bronzini

Department Chair and Dewberry Chair Professor of Civil Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering

Expertise: marine transportation and inland waterways, freight transportation, transportation education and training

Conducting research on transportation systems since 1970, Bronzini is continuing his career in research and teaching, with a focus on innovative solutions to complex multi-modal transportation systems problems. Prior to coming to Mason, Bronizi was director of the Center for Transportation Analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, overseeing an interdisciplinary transportation research program with annual expenditures of $12.5 million. He is a registered professional engineer and is a member of the Transportation Research Board, where he has served on numerous committees and panels.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

Ken Button

Professor, School of Public Policy

Expertise: transportation economics

Button has contributed to more than 80 books and over 400 academic papers in the fields of transport economics, transport planning, environmental analysis and industrial organization. Some of his recent books include: "Airline Deregulation: An International Perspective" (David Fulton Publishing), "Flying into the Future: Air Transport Policy in the European Union" Edward Elgar Publishing), "Transport, the Environment and Sustainable Development" (E & FN Spon publishing) "Air Transport Networks" (Edward Elgar Publishing). He is editor of the leading international academic journals "Transportation Research D: Transport and the Environment" and of the "Journal of Air Transport Management" and is on the editorial boards of nine other journals. He is on the scientific committee of the World Conference on Transport Research and the Advisory Board of the Air Transport Research Group.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu

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Stephen Fuller

Director, Center for Regional Analysis; Dwight Schar Faculty Chair

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Expertise: Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses, Economic Development in Developing Countries, Employment, Forecasting Population, Housing Policy, Income, Labor, Real estate development, Regional Analysis, Economic Development

Stephen Fuller joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1994 as Professor of Public Policy and Regional Development.  He served as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from July 1998 to June 2000 and from July 2001 to July 2002. He also serves as Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. In September 2001, the GMU Board of Visitors appointed him University Professor and in July 2002 he was named to the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair.

Prior to joining the Mason faculty, he served on the faculty at George Washington University for twenty-five years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and one as Director of Doctoral Programs for the School of Business and Public Management.

Fuller has authored more than 500 articles, papers, and reports in the field of urban and regional economic development including monthly reports on the Washington metropolitan area and Fairfax County economies.

His research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan area economies and measuring their current and near-term performance. In 1990 he developed a monthly series of indicators to track the current and near-term performance of the Washington area economy. He also developed leading and coincident indices for Fairfax County in 1997. These monthly reports are available on the Center for Regional Analysis website. His research includes studies on the impacts of federal spending, the hospitality industry, international business and the building industry on the Washington area economy. His international assignments include Kazakhstan, Georgia, Hungary and China as well as on-going projects in Portugal.

In August 2006, Governor Kaine appointed Professor Fuller to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists.  He had previously served on this Board under Governors Warner, Allen and Wilder. In 2003, he was a member of Governor Warner’s Tax Reform Working Group. He also is a member of the CFO Advisory Group of the District of Columbia.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and Tompkins Builders Inc. He has been economic advisor to Fairfax County, VA since 1995 and has been appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Authority. In 2007, he was appointed by Cardinal Bank as its Chief Economist.

In 1996, he was honored by the Economic Club of Washington as Educator of the Year and in 1997 was selected for the Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award by Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society of land economists. He served as President of the Washington Chapter of Lambda Alpha from 1998 to 2000 and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Washington District Council. In 2001, he was selected by NAIOP as a Distinguished Fellow, an appointment that extends through 2007.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu

Lance Sherry

Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Sherry is the executive director for the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) at George Mason University. He produces annual and periodical reports on passenger flight delays. Sherry also operates the website www.greenflights.info which tracks delays at 310 U.S. airports involving 18 airlines and 5,736 routes. He has more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry. Dr. Sherry's work included the design, certification, and entry-into-service of aircraft from manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing. In this role he has worked in conjunction with U.S. and European regulatory authorities and the airline industry.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu