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Carol S. Short

Carol S. Short

Associate Director, Transportation Studies
Milneburg Hall
, Room 388
Phone: 504-280-7101




Carol Short is the co-author and administrator of the pending Bachelor of Science in Transportation Studies Program and the incoming Associate Director of the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI). Under her purview is the development and implementation of program criteria; curriculum development; sponsored research; coordination of related conferences, seminars, and continuing education programs; public relations, and community outreach. She has extensive personal and professional experience with the maritime industry and serves as the Institute’s liaison to the maritime community.

Ms. Short, an advocate for education, workforce development and community outreach, has worked throughout Louisiana on federally funded work-based learning programs for middle and high school students. She is currently working to develop similar programs to introduce, educate and create linkages for students to the transportation industry. She has served on the organizing committees of several national conferences and seminars on transportation and women’s leadership issues. She is a founding host of the National Evacuation Conference and the Chair of the New Orleans Leadership Council of the Louisiana Center for Women & Government.

Professional Activities
National Evacuation Conference, 2012 – Co-host Organizing Committee
ASCE-T&DI LA Executive Committee
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
National Evacuation Conference, 2010 – Founding host
National Women’s Leadership SummitOrganizing Committee
National Conference on Disaster Planning for the Carless Society 2007 – Co Chair

Community Activities
Chair -- Louisiana Center for Women & Government, New Orleans Leadership Council (present)
Chair Elect -- New Orleans Museum of Art Volunteer Executive Committee (present)
Chair – Publications, New Orleans Museum of Art Volunteer Steering Committee (present)
New Orleans Opera Association Women’s Guild
Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization of the New Orleans Ballet Association
University of New Orleans International Alumni Board (1998- 2009)
Bard Early College in New Orleans Program: a transportation lecture series to introduce eleventh and twelfth graders to the field of transportation studies.