The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the northeast coastal area of Japan has highlighted the extreme vulnerability of man-made infrastructure to natural hazards. Despite tremendous advances in engineering and...
Sherry has been the Associate Director of the Center for Transportation Policy Studies at UNC Charlotte since March 2001. She is also the associate director of the Regional Center for Disaster Studies since 2002. Sherry was a Health Occupations Education Teacher/Coordinator and established one of the first programs in the State of Alabama utilizing regional health service institutions in the training and internships for high school students entering the health field. She was also involved in research of the health delivery systems comparing the US to England, Sweden and Russia. She coordinated the development of a mass casualty exercise involving the students at the high school as victims of a bomb incident. She has worked with the local American Red Cross chapter in training trainers to teach first aid courses and establishing a blood donation program for senior high school students. Her work here at the Center(s) has involved the development of a terrorism video and curriculum materials for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, coordination of seminars and conferences as well as serving on local and regional committees and working groups who meet regularly to report and discuss issues involving homeland security and disasters. She has assisted in the coordination and participated in several exercises involving both transportation planning and economic impacts of various types of disasters.
B.S. (1980) Secondary Education, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
CTTP(1998) Certified Tennessee Travel Professional University of Tennessee
- Transportation Planning and Policy
- Disaster Studies
- Evacuation Planning
- ITS and Highway Safet
- Motorist Information Services
- Community Outreach
Economic Impacts of Transportation Systems