University of Michigan professor joining Biden administration in Department of Transportation
Hampshire was appointed to principal deputy assistant secretary for research and technology within the Department of Transportation, according to a news release. He will be responsible for research, development and technology activities across the department and the 40 University Transportation Centers, the release states. “Robert’s expertise and his deep commitment to equity, access and justice will improve transportation policy for all Americans.”Hampshire declined to comment for this story. He has served as a research associate professor in the UM Transportation Research Institute’s Human Factors group and Michigan Institute for Data Science, according to the release. READ MORE:Citing ‘purposeful contact to head,’ University of Michigan revokes club boxing sponsorshipCrime declines on University of Michigan campus, but sexual harassment reports are upPressure increases on University of Michigan regent Ron Weiser to resign after Capitol violencemlive.com
U-M associate professor joins Biden administration to work in Transportation Dept.
ANN ARBOR – Robert Hampshire, associate professor at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, has been appointed to work in the U.S. Transportation Department under the Biden administration, it was announced Thursday. He was appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for research and technology at the Transportation Department. The office, which receives an annual investment of $1 billion for transportation research and development, coordinates technology and research programs. He will oversee the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hampshire was a research associate professor at U-M’s Michigan Institute for Data Science and Transportation Research Institute’s Human Factors group.