• Associate Professor Emeritus
Rodger J. Koppa

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University, 1979
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, 1960
  • B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, 1958

Research Interests

    • Transportation system human factors
    • The design and evaluation of automotive adaptive devices for disabled drivers

Selected Publications

  • Koppa, R.J. Adaptive Equipment to Enhance Older Driver Performance Southwest Region University Transportation Center, Texas Transportation Institute Report No. SWUTC/01/167124-1, August 2001
  • Koppa, R.J. "Human Factors" Chapter 3 of: Gartner, N.H., Messer, C.J. and Rathi, A.K. (Eds) Traffic Flow Theory Transportation Research Board Monograph, National Research Council, Washington DC 2000 (on Web; hardcopy publication date, 2003)
  • Fambro, D.B., Koppa, R., Picha, D. and Fitzpatrick, K. "Driver Braking Performance in Stopping Sight Distance Situations" Transportation Research Circular Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington DC 1997
  • Fambro, D.B., Fitzpatrick, K. and Koppa, R. "A New Stopping Sight Distance Model for Use in Highway Geometric Design" Transportation Research Circular Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington DC 1997
  • Koppa, R.J., Fambro, D.B. and Zimmer, R.A. "Measuring Driver Performance in Braking Maneuvers" Transportation Research Record , Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington DC, 1996
  • Greene, F.A., Huchingson, R.D., and Koppa, R.J. "Comparison of Simulation and Field Legibility Distances for Symbol Highway Signs" Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting, 1995.