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Johann C. Weber

Education
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Pursuing Phd In Public Policy (August 2010 – Present)

Emphasis in Environmental Policy; Minor in City Planning
Research Interests in Sustainable/Active Transportation, Governance, Transportation Policy and Planning, Collaborative Planning, Adaptive Management, Livable Communities, Deliberative Policy Analysis, and Advocacy Coalitions
Thesis Advisor: Bryan D. Norton (PubP)
Research P.I.’s: Randall Guensler (Civil Engineering), Kari Watkins (Civil Engineering)

The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy (May 2009)
Senior Thesis: “Environmental Philosophy and the Problem of Our Time: Where
Does Theory Meet Our Values?”
Research Advisors: Lee McBride- Philosophy, and Thomas Tierney –Sociology (3.5 GPA)

Awards

  • Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Award for Outstanding Graduate Student 2014
  • GTRIC IAC Paper Competition 2014
  • GTPD Student Partner of the Year 2013
  • John and Jane Q. Public Prize (Honorable Mention) – Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2013
  • The Ivan K. Dykstra Philosophy Roundtable Book Prize 2009
  • Campus Council Senior Leadership Award 2009
  • Eagle Scout Rank – Boy Scouts of America 2003

Practical Experience

Enterprise Innovation Institute, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Economic Innovation and Development Intern – Was selected for a competitive research grant researching the economic development applications of Open Streets programs in the Southeast. June 2013-August 2013

Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA
Transportation Planning Intern – Primary task was the research and development of a comprehensive narrative and document covering the Transportation Investment Act of 2010. May 2012-November 2012

Executive Vice President (Georgia Tech) – Graduate Student Government Association. Previous positions held include Vice President of Campus Organizations (’12-’13) and Graduate Senator (’11-’13). May 2013-May 2014

Chair, Founding Member: Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (Georgia Tech) – Work collaboratively with stakeholders to pursue infrastructure, policy, and program improvements. Secured over $300,000 in funding to date for campus projects and programs. December 2010-Present

Emory University, Bike Emory, Atlanta, GA
Chief Bike Officer – Responsible for special projects including fall marketing campaign, events, and implementation of bike master plan for Emory University.
June 2011-December 2011

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Atlanta, GA
Advocacy Intern – Current projects have included analysis of TIA project lists, organizing promotional rides and social events, identifying potential roadway improvement projects and working to secure funding. May 2011-September 2011

Conference Presentations
•    “Open Streets: The Use of Street Closures as Policy Tools” 2014 Active Living Research Conference (March 2014)
•    “Constructing Improved Bicycle Maps: User Preferences and Comparative Analysis” 2014 Transportation Research Board National Meeting (January 2014)
•    “Top of the Class: Innovative University Bike Programs” 2011 Georgia Bike Summit (October 2011).
•    “The Awe Factor: The Role of Experiencing Nature in Crafting Genuine Concern” 2009 WGREN Conference at Ohio Northern University (April 2009)
Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record:
•    Transportation and Society – Developed a new course offering exploring the effects of transportation systems and technology on society and vice versa. Focus on building critical thinking and introduction to sociological and philosophical considerations in engineering, planning, and policy decisions (Spring 2014)
•    Science, Technology, and Human Values – Independently taught small section of course focusing on introducing engineering and sciences students to ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy and sociology of technology, and ethics (Spring 2013)

Teaching Assistant:
•    Engineering Ethics (Spring 2011 and 2012, Fall 2013)
•    Science, Technology, and Human Values (Fall 2010, 2011, and 2012)
•    Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (Spring 2011)

Publications
•    “The Process of Crafting Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy: A Discussion of Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Multiple Streams Framework” (Transport Policy – March 2014)
•    “Open Streets: The Use of Street Closures as Policy Tools” (Under review by Active Living Research)

Professional Memberships
•    Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
•    International Association for Environmental Philosophy
•    League of American Bicyclists (LCI#3297)
•    Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Georgia Bikes

Hobbies/Interests
•    Bicycling and Bicycle Advocacy; Sustainable Transportation; Policy and Planning Processes; Environmental Philosophy / Ethics

Additional Skills
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.)
•    Comfort with Adobe Illustrator (some with Photoshop)
•    Wed Design (HTML, WordPress, Drupal)

References

Rebecca Serna, Executive Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. (rebecca@atlantabike.org)
Bryan Norton, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech (bryan.norton@pubpolicy.gatech.edu)
Nathan Soldat, Senior Transportation Planner, ARC (nsoldat@atlantaregional.com)
Aaron Fowler, Assistant Director, Parking and Transportation, Southern Polytechnic (afowler@spsu.edu)
Michael Elliott, Associate Professor, School of City and Regional Planning (michael.elliott@coa.gatech.edu)