Natalie Villwock-Witte, P.E., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor/Research Engineer
Natalie Villwock-Witte, Ph.D., P.E. is an Assistant Research Professor/Research Engineer at WTI, where she performs research for both the Safety and Operations program, and the Mobility and Public Transportation program. She has more than 13 years of experience, having held numerous engineering positions at the city, county, state and federal levels of government prior to joining WTI. Natalie performs multi-disciplinary research to address the needs of the Federal Highway Administration, federal land managers, state and local departments of transportation in the areas of travel behavior, safety, and bicycle and pedestrian travel. Natalie is the current Chair for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on the Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands (AEP20, formerly ADA40). She is currently working on projects to define “rural,” identify unmet rural transportation needs, identify strategies, and develop case studies; connect rural residents to resources through an eastern Georgia transit hub; and develop case studies for communities of less than 10,000 people with bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
In addition to research, Natalie developed and taught engineering courses at Montana State University (MSU), the University of New Mexico (UNM), and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). She has also worked with the West Region Workforce Transportation Center on education and workforce development initiatives related to careers in the field of transportation.
Research Focus Affiliations
- Mobility and Public Transportation
- Safety and Operations
- Cold Climate Operations & Systems