Theresa Litteral


Statewide MDST Facilitator, LTAP





InTrans, Iowa LTAP

About Theresa

Ms. Litteral provides support to the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program. She facilitates the coordination and operational advancement of the local multidisciplinary safety teams (MDST) throughout Iowa. Her experience includes pedestrian and bicycle transportation, GPS/GIS training, and trail system management. 


  • MS, Geobiophysical Modeling, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2003 
  • BS, Geology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1999 

Professional Experience

  • Statewide MDST Facilitator/Program Manager, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, 2015–present 
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Technology and Geospatial Sciences, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV, 2015–present 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology and Geospatial Sciences, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV, 2013–2015 
  • Adjunct Professor, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2011-present  
  • Project Manager, Cabell County Planning Commission, Huntington, WV, 2013–2014
  • Project Manager, City of Milton, Milton, WV, 2014
  • Trails Systems Program Manager, Rahall Transportation Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2009–2013  

Selected Research Projects

  • West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDoT) Trails Inventory Mapping System Phase II, Project Manager, 2001–2012 
  • WVDoT Trails Inventory Mapping System Phase I, Project Manager, 2010 
  • WVDoH Linear Referencing Mapping System, Team Member, 2007 
  • WVDoT GIS/GPS Training, Team Member, 2006–2013 
  • Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), Team Member, 2006–2013
  • County-Wide Tax Parcel Cadastral Mapping, Team Member, 2006
  • WVDoT Workforce Development Study, Team Member, 2006
  • Proposed GIS Mapping System for West Virginia Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), Team Member, (ongoing), 2002
  • Development of a Transportation and Economic Development Information System for the State of West Virginia (TEDIS-WV), Team Member, 2001
  • Hatfield McCoy Trails GIS Mapping and Trail Issues, Project Manager, 2001–2013
  • CSX Bridge Trestle Conversion to ATV Trail, Project Manager, 2012–201

Selected Publications

  • Fet, G. N., T. M. Litteral, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2004. Demonstration of the Image Map Web Server Technology to Assess Environmental Concerns in Appalachians. Proceedings of the ICA HMRSC VII International Symposium, pp. 60–62, University of Graz, Austria. 
  • Litteral, T. M., G. N. Fet, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2003. Using Remote Sensing and GIS with Image Map Web Server for Transportation Corridors and Economic Development in Mingo County, West Virginia. Proceedings of the ICA HMRSC VII International Symposium with Global Mountain Summit, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Litteral, T. M., G. N. Fet, J. O. Brumfield, and R. E. Oberly. 2003. Using 3D Satellite Image Analysis for Mining Reclamation in West Virginia. Proceedings of the Appalachian Remote Sensing Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • Litteral, T. M., J. Brumfield, and R. Oberly. 2001. Remote Sensing Techniques for Environmental Impact of Mining Activity. Proceedings of the Appalachian Section of American Association of Physics Teachers, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, October 13.
  • Litteral, T. M. 1999. Characteristics of a Volcanic Lava Flow at Mácher, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Cambridge University Publications.  

Affiliations (Current)

  • West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals, Charter Member, Committee Member on multiple committees  
  • Transportation Research Board, Pedestrian and Bicycle Education Subcommittee  
  • Geological Society of London, FGS  

Professional Licenses & Certifications of Training

  • Geographical Information Systems Professional GISP 
  • MARCSTA Certificate # 49052 (Mining and Resource Contractors Safety and Training Association)  
  • ESRI Building Geodatabases  
  • ESRI Special Achievement Award in GIS  
  • Society of American Military Engineers (Professional Hours)
  • URISA Cartographic Mapping
  • Certified Railroad Safety Instructor, West Virginia