The SPTC has brought together an experienced team of leaders, with an experienced director at the lead. Musharraf Zaman has served as the associate dean for research and graduate programs for the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering for the past eight plus years, overseeing annual research expenditures of more than $22 million. The total funding in-force at the college is more than $83 million (FY12). The SPTC also benefits immensely from experienced personnel associated with a number of university-based transportation centers; active links are provided elsewhere in this website.