Abel Dessalegn Ayele, Public Relation Officer, Board and Executive Committee member

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Abel D. Ayele is currently working as an Instructor at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. student at University of Delaware. He received a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Mekelle University and M.Sc. degree in Civil engieneering (with focus in Road & Transportation Engineering) from Addis Ababa University in 2013 with a very great disniction. He also attended an international Master’s course as an exchange students and received a certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Syastems) from the Department of Energy and Technology, SLU, Sweden in April 2013. Abel has worked as an Assistant lecturer at Bahir Dar University, School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering from 2008-2010. From 2010-2013, he worked as a Highway Engineer at IDCON (Infrustructure Development Consultants, plc), while attending a graduate program at Addis Ababa University. During the same period he woked as part time lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopian institute of Architecture Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). After moving to the United States in August 2013, he worked as a Construction Inspector for Kaks and Company llc, in Harleysville, Pennsylvania until August 2014 and later joined Lincoln University, PA as an Instructor. Abel has over 10 years of experience working in the construction industry and in academia. He is a member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers). He has held leadership roles with in the Oromo community organization of Pennsylvania where he served as a vice-president and secretary from September 2014 to August 2017. His current research interest areas include; Logistics and Freight Transportation, Transit Systems and Sustainable Infrustructure and Big Data in Transportation Engineering.