Dean’s Scholar Lecture Series

Carissa Slotterback
Dr. Carissa Slotterback

Carissa Slotterback, Ph.D., FAICP, will present “Advancing Collaboratively Engaged Research: Implication for Transportation Research Now and in the Future” on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the HPNP Reception Hall and Auditorium as part of the PHHP Dean’s Scholar Lecture Series. The talk is also available to view via livestream at

A lunch reception will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the keynote presentation at 12:30 p.m. RSVP for lunch by November 30 to

In her presentation, Slotterback will examine why engagement across disciplines and with partners outside of the university is essential to addressing the complex societal challenges to which public land grant institutions are oriented. The presentation will draw on institutional and project-specific examples to demonstrate research approaches that value diverse expertise, build respect and achieve meaningful engagement.

Slotterback is the associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, as well as an associate professor of urban and regional planning. Her research and teaching focus on public engagement and decision making at the intersection of environmental, land use, transportation and health issues. She has led numerous initiatives focused on interdisciplinary engaged research at the University of Minnesota.

Slotterback’s lecture is co-sponsored by the PHHP office of the dean and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center.