Tim Kassa

Senior Transportation Planner/Project Manager

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Provide analyses of transportation needs, existing conditions and forecasted travel conditions. Provide policy analysis of transportation legislation/regulations. Serve as project manager of transportation studies (i.e. corridor studies, multi-modal investments, regional studies).

  • AB, The University of Georgia 1999 Political Science
  • MPA, Georgia State University 2002 Public Administration
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

raising/loving my kids; Chicago Bears fan; home improvement projects; reading novels; and laughing as much as possible.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Taking one of Dr. Lock Johnson’s classes.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Make sure to connect with faculty and do not be afraid to ask for assistance (i.e. with class material, letter of recommendation, career tips).
  2. As you learn class material, always try to find a parallel to real-world situations to help provide real time context. It helps learn the class material while also helping you to apply the methodologies/theories to other facets of government and community relations.
  3. Try to find a major or area of focus that you love then figure out a way to carve out a career within that focus.
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards
Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway
  • Favorite Hangout: Sanford Stadium and the Tate Center — both sit at the heart of the campus almost serving as the pulse for campus activities.
  • Favorite Getaway: The library (lol).
A Quotable Quote About My Spia Experience

SPIA is a first class program with first class faculty and alum.