Ms. Theresa Litteral provides support to the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program. She facilitates the coordination and operational advancement of the local multidisciplinary safety teams (MDST) throughout Iowa. She works with multi-agency multi-disciplined professionals with a common goal of making Iowa’s transportation network safer. She is also a research scientist where she conducts applied research in transportation safety and local roadway safety improvements. Ms. Litteral has a diversified background with over 25 years of experience, including her role as a trail systems program manager and GIS professor in West Virginia. Her experience incorporates all aspects of a multi-disciplined profession in geospatial sciences, technology transfer, education, GPS/GIS training, bicycle and pedestrian trail system management, and tourism and economic development for the state of West Virginia and the Appalachian Region.
- MS, Geobiophysical Modeling, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2003
- BS, Geology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1999
- Geographical Information Systems Professional (GISP), Cert #90462, GIS Certification Institute
- Statewide MDST Facilitator/Program Manager, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, 2015–present
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Technology and Geospatial Sciences, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV, 2015–2018
- Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology and Geospatial Sciences, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV, 2013–2015
- Adjunct Professor, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2011–2018
- Project Manager, Cabell County Planning Commission, Huntington, WV, 2013–2014
- Project Manager, City of Milton, Milton, WV, 2014
- Trails Systems Program Manager, Rahall Transportation Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2009–2013
- Hallmark, S., A. Goswamy, T. Litteral, and M. Pawlovich. 2018. Safety Evaluation of Destination Lighting Treatment at Stop Controlled Cross-Intersections. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
- Fet, G. N., T. M. Litteral, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2004. Demonstration of the Image Map Web Server Technology to Assess Environmental Concerns in Appalachians. Proceedings of the ICA HMRSC VII International Symposium, University of Graz, Austria, pp. 60–62.
- Litteral, T. M., G. N. Fet, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2003. Using Remote Sensing and GIS with Image Map Web Server for Transportation Corridors and Economic Development in Mingo County, West Virginia. Proceedings of the ICA HMRSC VII International Symposium with Global Mountain Summit, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
- Litteral, T. M., G. N. Fet, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2003. Using 3D Satellite Image Analysis for Mining Reclamation in West Virginia. Proceedings of the Appalachian Remote Sensing Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
- Litteral, T. M., J. Brumfield, and R. Oberly. 2001. Remote Sensing Techniques for Environmental Impact of Mining Activity. Proceedings of the Appalachian Section of American Association of Physics Teachers, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, October 13.
Professional Affiliations, Honors, and Service
- West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals
- Geological Society of London, FGS
- Mining and Resource Contractors Safety and Training Association (MARCSTA)
- ESRI Building Geodatabases (ESRI Special Achievement Award in GIS)
- Society of American Military Engineers
- URISA Cartographic Mapping
- Member, Statewide Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Committee
- Member, Iowa Fatality Reduction Task Force
- Member, Iowa Advisory Council on Automated Transportation
- Member, Iowa STRCC