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Meet our WRTWC staff.
Our multidisciplinary team brings expertise in education, professional training, research, and outreach to a wide range of constituents.
Steve Albert, Director
Mr. Steve Albert is the Director of the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Steve has been addressing transportation challenges for over 25 years in both the largest metropolitan centers and our nation’s most rural settings. His experience managing the Houston transportation system (HOV, traffic management, ITS, special events), national and international consulting, and his pioneering research addressing rural transportation needs has allowed for a unique perspective of America’s transportation needs. Steve has been involved in addressing rural and urban transportation planning as well as research and development in traffic operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in over 35 states and has over 100 professional presentations and publications on related activities.
Susan Gallagher, Project Manager
Susan Gallagher manages workforce and education programs at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, promoting student research involvement, experiential learning opportunities, and professional development and networking activities; enhancing transportation curricula; grant writing; and conducting outreach to K-12 students. She brings to the project over 17 years of program development and management experience and has additionally served for 9 years as the Project Director of the FHWA-funded Summer Transportation Institute.
Timothy Horner, Stakeholder Engagement Liaison
Tim is the director of the Transportation Learning Network, a distance learning partnership among organizations in the Western and Upper Great Plains States. Tim provides leadership to the network in setting program direction; cultivating partnerships and assuring the network’s training offerings meet the needs of transportation agencies and professionals. He is also program director of the Engineering Technical Training Program which services NDDOT in the area of engineering training development and coordination. Tim spent 32 years with North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) prior to coming to UGPTI. While with NDDOT, he held the positions of Assistant Planning Engineer, Bridge Division Director, and Director of the Office of Transportation Programs which coordinated planning, project programming and highway finance for the department.
Jody Bohn Baldock, Communications & Marketing Liaison (NDSU)
Jody Bohn Baldock is the Academic Program Coordinator at North Dakota State University for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. She brings over 31 years of experience in working with students and soldiers in achieving their educational goals. Being retired U.S. Army, Jody has served in positions of administration, procurement, human resources, while deploying to Honduras, Marshal Islands, Panama, Korea, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; she brings with her a worldly background and a wide array of skills. She uses this experience to recruit and assist graduate students in the successful completion of their degrees, to provide administration and support to faculty, and to market the UGPTI programs through social media and onsite exhibits. Jody additionally manages, markets, and recruits for the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) which is a nationally recognized professional development option for practicing professionals.