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Associate Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • D.Eng. (1982), M.Eng. (1980), Industrial Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station
  • B.S. (1978), Industrial & Operations Engineering University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Undergraduate Studies (1976), Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville


Research Interests

Research/Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications


Burke, D., Afiesimama, B.T. and Tenah, K. (1987), “Texas DBE Construction Capacity Study,” presented at separate meetings of the Association of General Contractors, Austin and DBE Contractors Alliance, Nacogdoches, Nov. 1987 – Jan. 1988.

GRADUATE STUDENT THESES/PROJECTS SUPERVISED – Theses Ezinkwo, Peter E. An Analysis of Transit Ridership in Plano, Texas; Texas Southern University (Dec. 1991)

Tilong, Lawrence N. Comparative Evaluation of Selected Trip Generation Models; Texas Southern Univ. (Dec. 1991)

Udenwa, Godfrey C. Economic Impacts of Government Regulation of Railroad Transportation; TSU (Aug. 1991)

Mekwunye, Emmanuel C. The Role of the Houston Central Business District Community in Promoting Peak Period Mass Transit Usage; Texas Southern University (Dec. 1990)

Special Projects

Nweke, Chris O. An Evaluation of Route Profiles in Metropolitan Houston; Texas Southern University, Aug. 1992

Tangwa, Anthony. Factors Affecting Student Parking Choices at Texas Southern University, A Case Study; Texas Southern University, Aug 1992

Rodsuntorn, Nitra. Houston Public Transportation and the Disadvantaged Citizen: Urgent Needs and Posssible Solutions; Texas Southern University, Aug. 1991



Jun 1998 to Aug 2000 – Development of Clean, Efficient, and Cost-Effective Fuel Cell Power Systems for use in Automotive Applications, Sponsored by US Department of Energy.

Jun 1992 Texas Southern University, Faculty Development Grant, awarded for “Transportation Management Systems Conference for Colleges and Universities,” Aug. 13-14, 1992; organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. $ 1,200.

Nov 1991 “Airways Science Improvement Grant,” awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.; project administrator: funded $540,300. Co-authors: Robert L. Prater (project director) and I. Richmond Netty.

Mar 1991 Texas Southern University, Faculty Development Grant, awarded for “Third National Conference – Transportation Planning Methods Applications,” in Dallas, Texas. April 22-26; organized by the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. $ 800.

April 1989 Texas Southern University, Faculty Development Grant, awarded for “First National Conference – Transportation Planning Methods Applications,” in Sarasota, Florida. April 1989; organized by the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. $ 1600.

Sep 1988 to 5/89 – Baseline Projections of the Impact of Sociodemographic, Economic and Technological Trends on Transportation Needs,” research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation thro’ theSouthwest University Transportation Consortium; investigator: funded $75,000. Principal Investigator – Naomi W. Lede’.

Oct 1987 to 8/88 – DBE Capacity in the Texas Highway Construction Industry,” sponsoed by Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Austin; co-principal investigator: funded $ 151,000. Principal Investigator – Dock Burke, Texas Transportation Institute.

Feb-Aug 87 “Evaluation of the Performance/Productivity Impact of New Production Technologies,” sponsored by TAMU College of Engineering; principal investigator: funding $ 19,800.

Jun 1987 Centro International de Fisica, Travel Grant, awarded for “International Conference on the Use of Microcomputers in Government, Industry and Education,” in Quito, Ecuador and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Jul 14-24, 1987. $ 3,500.

May-Dec 86 “Development of a Methodology for Estimating Pavement Rehabilitation & Maintenance Costs,” sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation; co-principal investigator: funded $56,000. Principal Investigator – Alberto Garcia-Diaz, Texas A&M University.

Jun- Dec 85 “A Microcomputer Methodology for Long Term Manpower Planning in a Multiple Project Environment,” non-funded study.