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Administrative Information

The Larson Institute is committed to facilitating the research and education experiences of participating faculty and students. For information on specific areas or activities, refer to the contact information provided below.

For questions about:

  • Research contracts, contact Frank Butts, 814-865-1942
  • Research proposals, contact Gregory Dauber, 814-863-2930
  • Public relations and editorial services, contact Michael Casper, 814-863-7922
  • Communications, contact Danica Laub, 814-863-7925
  • IT support services, contact Sarah Rhyner, 814-865-1338
  • Facilities and wage payroll employment, contact Lisa O'Hara, 814-865-1893

Click here for the full contact list, including the Institute’s research programs and affiliated centers.

A number of administrative forms are available for use by Larson Institute students, faculty, and staff.

Key Request Form
Purchasing Card Form
Request for Order Form
Fleet Vehicle Reservation Form
Receipt for Petty Cash Form
Substantiation Form for Lost Receipts
Group Meal/Group Meeting Support Form
Advanced Technology Business System



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891