Ryan Griffith

Jill Asher, PE

Research Engineer

Jill Asher is a research engineer at the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC). Her area of expertise includes highway design and planning. She has over 25 years of combined experience working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and KTC.

While working for KYTC she served in several capacities including KYTC scholarship recipient, Roadway Designer, Team Leader for Corridor Studies, Location Engineer, and Director of the Division of Highway Design. While working for KYTC, she developed planning and scoping studies, produced highway plans, and worked with KYTC districts to develop their projects for lettings. Jill also developed highway design policy, championed KYTC’s data-driven safety analysis (DDSA) implementation and managed personnel and programs in the Division of Highway Design. After her retirement from KYTC in 2020, she spent almost two years with FHWA helping to lead the Design Program and Risk-based Project Involvement efforts for Kentucky’s Federal Aide Highway Program.

Jill holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Kentucky State University.