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4. Shurbutt, J., R. R. Van Houten, S. Turner, and B. Huitema. "An Analysis
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6. Bennett, M.K. and R. Van Houten. "Examination of Some Variables
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Ron Van Houten, Ph.D. is a human factors expert
in the areas of traffic safety. He has developed and
evaluated several pedestrian safety treatments, which
are now in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
Devices. Ron is a past chair of the TRB Pedestrian
Committee, a past member of the TRB Safety and
System Users Group Executive Board, and a member of the National
Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He received the ITE
Innovative Intermodal Solutions for Urban Transportation Award in
2000 and received the Patricia Waller Award at TRB in 2014.
Jonathan Hochmuth completed his bachelor's
degree in behavioral science at Western Michigan
University in 2013 and is currently a graduate
student there. He has been working on research
investigating pedestrian safety solutions for the last
four years, assisting in the design, management,
execution, analysis, presentation, and publication of those studies.
Jon currently teaches a course in organizational psychology, and

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has also worked with clients in occupational safety, developing
training systems, and instructional design. His research interests
are in traffic safety, policy change, training, and behavioral
systems analysis.
De'Lon Dixon is currently working on his master of
arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology at
Western Michigan University. He has worked on
various studies ranging from work place safety to
traffic and pedestrian safety. His current work
focuses on the effects of police enforcement on driver
yielding behaviors. De'Lon is an organizational development
specialist for Western Michigan's Facilities Management
Department. He has also worked on projects with Kellogg, GTB
Advertising, IMS Supply, Bells Brewery, and the City of Kalamazoo.
His research interest includes systems analysis, performance
improvement, human factors, and traffic safety. Once graduated,
De'Lon hopes to start a career with Google.
Carissa D. McQuiston, P.E. is the non-motorized
safety engineering specialist for the Michigan
Department of Transportation (MDOT). She is
responsible as a statewide resource for pedestrian
and bicycle issues on trunkline and local networks
working towards reducing fatalities and serious
injuries. Carissa also manages MDOT's Road Safety Audit program
and is the State Highway Safety Plan Engineer. Prior to joining
MDOT, Carissa spent seven years at the City of Grand Rapids as
traffic engineer/traffic system engineer, supervising the signal, sign,
and traffic engineering staff. Carissa graduated from Michigan State
University with a bachelor and master of science in civil engineering.
Currently she is the Vice President for the Michigan Section of ITE
and coordinates the Michigan student chapters. She is a member of
the 2018 LeadershipITE class.

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