CENTER LEADERSHIP

The SPTC is governed by the center director and associate directors representing member consortium institutions. 

 
David Hall Louisiana Tech Associate Director Email Dr. Hall

David Hall
Louisiana Tech
Associate Director
Email Dr. Hall

Kevin Hall University of Arkansas Associate Director Email Dr. Hall  

Kevin Hall
University of Arkansas
Associate Director

Email Dr. Hall
 

Marshan Marick Langston University Associate Director Email Ms. Marick

Marshan Marick
Langston University
Associate Director

Email Ms. Marick

Gerald Miller University of Oklahoma Associate Director Email Dr. Miller

Gerald Miller
University of Oklahoma
Associate Director
Email Dr. Miller

 
 
Soheil Nazarian Univ. of Texas El Paso Associate Director Email Dr. Nazarian  

Soheil Nazarian
Univ. of Texas El Paso
Associate Director

Email Dr. Nazarian
 

Sanjaya Senadheera Texas Tech University Associate Director Email Dr. Senadheera  

Sanjaya Senadheera
Texas Tech University
Associate Director

Email Dr. Senadheera
 

Rafiqul Tarefder University of New Mexico Associate Director Email Dr. Tarefder

Rafiqul Tarefder
University of New Mexico
Associate Director

Email Dr. Tarefder

Kelvin Wang Oklahoma State Univ. Associate Director Email Dr. Wang

Kelvin Wang
Oklahoma State Univ.
Associate Director
Email Dr. Wang

Musharraf Zaman University of Oklahoma SPTC Director Email Dr. Zaman

Musharraf Zaman
University of Oklahoma
SPTC Director

Email Dr. Zaman

 

The SPTC is run in an open, efficient and collegial manner where each key member of the Center understands his/her role, maintains a high degree of accountability and professionalism, and helps meet the Center’s goals and objectives in a timely manner. The Center Director represents the Center and/or the UTC Program at external meetings, participates in up to two annual meetings convened by US DOT with the directors of all UTCs, and works closely with the Associate Directors, the Advisory Board and others to ensure distributed and timely flow of information and coordination.

Each Associate Director - David Hall (LATECH), Kevin Hall (UARK), Randy Machemehl (UT Austin), Marshan Marick (LU), Gerald Miller (OU), Soheil Nazarian (UTEP), and Sanjaya Senadheera (TTU), Rafiqul Tarefder (UNM), Kelvin Wang (OSU) are responsible for the implementation of the SPTC mission and goals at the institution level, including daily center operations, successful project execution, financial management, public relations and adherence to reporting requirements. The existing infrastructure (staff, administrative structure) at member institutions is a great resource in this regard. Communication and cooperation are central to SPTC’s mode of operation. Regular conference calls among the core leadership and the online project management tool, Basecamp, are used to ensure continuous engagement and seamless operation. An annual leadership retreat is held at a central location to discuss performance, changes needed, challenges, opportunities and future directions.