The Transportation Research Center’s Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall was selected by the Graduate Student Senate for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. Dr. Aultman-Hall was traveling for the May 2 Award Dinner and so Lane Manning, Graduate Student Senate President, dropped by the TRC recently to present the award. The mission of the UVM Graduate Student Senate is to cultivate both the academic and non-academic activities of the graduate student body and enhance all aspects of graduate school life at the University of Vermont. Manning assesses that “A outstanding faculty advisor is arguably the most important ally that a graduate student can have in their academic career.”
Like the TRC, Dr. Aultman-Hall strives for dedicated interdisciplinary research. Her primary faculty appointment is in the School of Engineering with secondary appointments in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) and Community Development and Applied Economics. Dr. Aultman Hall is pictured above with her current graduate advisees: Fatemeh “Saghar” Sadeghpoursotobadi of the School of Engineering, and Chester Harvey and Phoebe Spencer of Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Chester Harvey who is also a Graduate Research Assistant with the Transportation Research Center states that “[Dr. Aultman-Hall] has dedicated herself to my subject matter to prepare for meetings, and fluidly connects me with her own expertise in transportation to broaden my research approach.” Dr. Aultman-Hall’s “accessibility, her enthusiasm for tackling difficult questions, and her level of collegial respect for students is unparalleled in my experience at UVM.”