TTI Senior Research EngineerYouth Transportation Safety
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1100 NW Loop 410
(210) 321-1205 x17105
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1987
Mr. Henk has been a member of TTI's staff for 29 years, a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas for 23 years, and currently serves as Program Manager of the Youth Transportation Safety Program in TTI's Center for Transportation Safety. He has supervised and/or participated in over 100 research projects and technical studies. These technical activities have primarily been focused on transportation system operations, management and safety, with most of his recent projects being in the area of young driver and passenger safety.
Mr. Henk has held numerous leadership positions at the state and national levels. He developed and currently serves as Program Director for an innovative peer-to-peer teen driver safety program called Teens in the Driver Seat. One of the fastest-growing initiatives at TTI, this program has now reached over 1,000 high schools and one million teens in 38 states. Since deployment of this nationally-recognized, award-winning program started in Texas in 2002, teen fatalities have decreased nearly 70 percent. The program now has active program elements for junior high schools, high schools and colleges/universities and is supported by a diverse mix of public and private sponsors at both the state and national levels.