Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I love San Marcos because it is both close to home, and enjoys the small-town feel that Austin had while I was growing up there. I attended Texas State University for a B.A. (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Communication Studies. After that, I had an internship with the city of Austin that opened my eyes to public administration. After a couple jobs in administration, I began working for a company that specialized in airport pavement management. I worked as the International Coordinator for several years, travelling throughout North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean inspecting pavements and developing custom maintenance and management plans. After leaving industry, I came back to Texas State and began doing research for the Texas Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Transportation Research Board. I spent some time in the central grants administration office, in the J.C. Kellam building, learning university research administration. I now work for the Ingram School of Engineering assisting with the research development of the new proposed program in civil engineering.
Group learning; Peer-to-Peer learning; Case studies and situational learning.
Infrastructure management; transportation infrastructure; Sensors, sensing systems, data analysis, and choice selection for infrastructure management;
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
Schemmel, P., Schemmel, J. J., & Humphries, E. D. (2017). Technology Enhanced Infrastructure. In Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors (pp. 209–233). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59381-4_13
Schemmel, P., Schemmel, J. J., & Humphries, E. D. (n.d.). Using Smart Sensors to Monitor Concrete Infrastructure Assets for Useful Life Prediction Modelling.
Humphries, E. D. (2015). Evaluation of Pavement Preservation and Maintenance Activities at General Aviation Airports in Texas: Practices, Perceived Effectiveness, Costs, and Planning. Transportation Research Record, 2471, 48–57. https://doi.org/10.3141/2471-07