Tammy Trimble, Senior Research Associate

Center for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach

Tammy Trimble, Ph.D., is a senior research associate with VTTI's Center for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach. Her experience includes over 15 years in transportation policy research. While at VTTI, she has worked on a number of policy-oriented research efforts related to transportation technology. Most recently, she served as the project manager for a Transportation Research Board project exploring the implications of automation for motor vehicle codes and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration project examining the current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in light of emerging innovative and non-traditional vehicle designs.

Prior to joining VTTI, she worked as a Congressional Fellow for a ranking member of Congress. At Virginia Tech, she has taught Introduction to Public Administration I and II and Public Speaking. Ms. Trimble has a Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs and an M.P.A. from Virginia Tech. She earned her undergraduate degree in Government and Public Service from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has also completed the National Highway Institute Instructor Development Course training and Virginia Tech Mastery of Online Instruction certification.