Professor Kelly Clifton joins Research & Graduate Studies as Interim Associate Vice President for Research
Author: Shaun McGillis, Research & Graduate Studies
Posted: October 7, 2019
Kelly Clifton, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has accepted the position of Interim Associate Vice President for Research within Research & Graduate Studies. Clifton previously served as Associate Dean of Research for the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University.

Clifton is an experienced investigator whose research, teaching, and service focus on transportation and how human needs shape mobility, the built environment, and technology. She is an internationally recognized expert on transportation and land use interactions, travel behavior, pedestrian modeling, and equity in transportation policy. Her research bridges transportation engineering and planning and is known for qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches.

As Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Clifton will work with PSU faculty and staff to grow the university’s research enterprise, both in scale and prominence.

“Research is integral to PSU’s mission to ‘let knowledge serve.’ Our growing research enterprise at PSU supports student success and is vital to a thriving university community,” Clifton said.

“RGS is pleased to have a researcher of Dr. Clifton’s caliber join our team, said Jason Podrabsky, Interim Vice President for Research & Strategic Partnerships. “She brings abundant experience as a researcher and as an administrative leader to the table. Her skills and expertise are a welcomed addition to Research & Graduate Studies.”

Professor Clifton’s role as Assistant Vice President for Research begins on October 7, 2019.