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Herff College of Engineering Staffing Update

The Herff College of Engineering staff is changing and growing:

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute added two professional staff members in June
The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute was established in 2007 with this vision: to apply interdisciplinary resources from the academic community to investigate critical regional and national intermodal transportation issues for the public and private sectors.

  • Dan Pallme (1996 U of M Grad), Director of Transportation Leadership: Dan is developing the Freight Transportation Leadership Academy. This 5-week transportation leadership certification program will equip industry executives with fundamental leadership skills, a foundation of knowledge in the four transportation modes, and the opportunity to learn from and network with other transportation professionals.
  • Kimberly Grantham, Marketing Manager. Kimberly is responsible for developing and expanding IFTI’s communication and marketing plan. She is also assisting with Herff College of Engineering communication pieces.  

The Ground Water Institute (GWI) has new leadership
On May 13, 2011, Dr. Brian Waldron became the Interim Director and Dr. Dan Larsen the Interim Associate Director, both having worked on institute research projects since the late 1990’s.  GWI is housed in the Herff College of Engineering and was established in 1991 with a mission “to understand, improve, and protect current and future ground water quantity and quality through research, education, and application.”

U of M Professors Deliver Expertise During Flooding Crisis

Brian Waldron and Arleen Hill stepped up to the challenge when Shelby County needed them most.

The two University of Memphis professors, who work in the Center for Partnerships in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) at the University, created the maps that were used in estimating potential areas of flooding in Shelby County. The maps were used by the Shelby County Office of Preparedness to alert residents of dangers.

Approximately 4,500 houses, apartments, businesses, industrial sites and six schools could have been affected by the time the floodwaters crested at 48 feet.  Read More >>

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