Gwendolyn C. Goodwinn is a Research Assistant Professor with Texas Southern University’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR). She has over 27 years of experience in project management and policy planning. At CTTR, Goodwin is responsible for conducting research, developing and implementing surveys, developing and conducting training, preparing publications and transferring findings into the public domain. Goodwin’s research also seeks to find sustainable and safe solutions to transportation and mobility issues. Goodwin also coordinates public involvement, meeting logistics, and media activities for Center projects. She is certified by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). Goodwin conducted a walkability assessment of several communities in the Greater Houston area for her dissertation. As a Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Goodwin also supervises all research conducted by the Graduate Research Assistants. She also teaches Geography and Transportation, an upper division undergraduate course.
As a planner with the City of Austin, she coordinated neighborhood strategic plans, coordinated 1990 Census Awareness Programs and contributed to development of Austin’s comprehensive plan. At the City of Houston’s Planning and Development Department, her responsibilities included leading research and publication for housing and transportation documents as preparation for a comprehensive plan. With the U.S. Census Bureau, Goodwin supervised Houston and Texas area public awareness and community outreach campaigns. Goodwin also developed training to show the public how to use census data.