Ashley McDonald

  • Project Manager, Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program


Ashley McDonald recently joined the Human Factors division of the Public Policy Center as a Project Manager.  Ms. McDonald manages and coordinates all components of the program’s Automotive Research and National Education Campaign, designed to educate American drivers about new in-vehicle safety technologies. Prior to joining the Human Factors Research Program, Ms. McDonald served as a Project Manager with the Iowa Social Science Center, coordinating various data collection studies, including the National Consumer Survey of Driving Safety for the Automotive Research and Education Campaign. Before joining the University, Ms. McDonald worked for a local government, administering federal grant programs and various other housing and economic development programs.  

Educational Background

  • M.S., University of Iowa, Urban & Regional Planning, 2010
  • B.S., University of Iowa, Political Science, 2008