Dr. Lisa Nungesser

Senior Vice President/Project Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Council


Dr. Lisa Nungesser teaches transportation and environmental planning for graduate students in the College of Architecture at UTSA.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Environmental Management from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Doctorate in Community/Regional Planning and Geography from The University of Texas at Austin. She has additional studies in management and leadership from the Darden School at the University of Virginia; the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and from the Penn State Executive Programs, College of Business Administration.

Lisa Nungesser’s 32 years of applied research experience and consulting has focused on surface transport planning, environmental planning, community involvement and management.  She has directed numerous multi-disciplinary transportation studies including state and metropolitan transportation plans, transportation corridor and alternatives analyses, and environmental impact statements. Dr. Nungesser serves as director of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Environment Specialties Technical Excellence Center. This group includes travel demand modeling; communications and public involvement; hazardous materials; air, acoustics and vibration; and project visualization.

Dr. Nungesser was president and founding principal of a research and planning consulting firm where she focused primarily on transportation planning, community involvement and location theory.  She was also a transportation researcher for the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University. Her work is published in a number of national and international journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Lisa Nungesser