TTI Senior Research ScientistPlanning and Engagement Program
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 East Huntland Drive
(512) 407-1116 x12116
- M.A.Geo., Geography, Southwest Texas State University, 2001
- B.A., Economic Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1988
Ms. Geiselbrecht is a research scientist with over 20 years of applied research experience. She leads the Planning and Engagement program at TTI. Her research focuses on innovation in the public involvement process. Using qualitative and quantitative public opinion research, Ms. Geiselbrecht supports agencies in conducting meaningful engagement to facilitate transportation and policydecision making. She has led numerous research projects that have produced deliverables that help agencies engage the public and stakeholders in decision-making. Ms. Geiselbrecht has developed and designed materials to communicate such complex topics as transportation funding, strategic planning, dynamic pricing on managed lanes and mileage-based user fees, to name a few. She has facilitated over 150 focus groups for both internal and external audiences, and she has conducted more than 200 structured interviews with various elected officials, stakeholders, and special interest groups. Ms. Geiselbrecht was the area leader for Public Engagement for the TTI Policy Research Center. In this capacity she supervised several research projects that provided critical information to the TexasLegislature.
Ms. Geiselbrecht also serves on the Board of Directors for the US affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). She was elected to this position in 2016. Ms. Geiselbrecht has served on the IAP2 Professional Certification Task Force in 2014. Ms. Geiselbercht is also a member of the Transportation Research Board Public Involvement in Transportation committee and the Congestion Pricing committee.