What I do
I am a Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environment specializing in transportation, urban studies, and urban & regional planning and policy.
transportation, urban, planning
- Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State University, 1987
- MA, Geography, Kent State University, 1984
- BA, Geography, Northwestern University, 1980
- American Association of Geographers
- International Geographical Union Commission on Transport and Geography
- Network on European Communication and Transport Activities Research-Scientific Committee, Cluster 1 (Transport Infrastructure Impacts and Evaluation)
- Transportation Research Board
- Air Transport Research Society
- Transportation Research Forum
I am a co-author of four books, including Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), The Geographies of Air Transport (Ashgate, 2014), Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned (McGraw Hill, 1997), and Airline Deregulation and Laissez-Faire Mythology (Quorum, 1992). I have published over 60 peer-reviewed book chapters and articles in journals such as The Journal of Transport Geography, Urban Studies, Cities, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, The Professional Geographer, Transportation Research Part A, Transportation Research Record, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. I have served as a principal investigator on over 30 funded research projects and fellowships, including an assessment of transportation planning at metropolitan planning organizations commissioned by the U.S. Congress, an assessment of intermodal transportation planning at state departments of transportation, funding and financing of transit infrastructure, urban goods movement and local climate action plans, international experiences with high-speed rail and implications for the US, and regional collaboration in support of transit infrastructure provision.
- Innovative Approaches to Improved Intermodal Transportation Infrastructure Funding and Financing through Public-Private Partnerships.
- Metropolitan Planning Organization Study
- Passenger Rail and Freight Rail Partnerships: Case Studies in Boston, Chicago, and Denver
- Urban Goods Movement and Local Climate Action Plans: Assessing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban freight transportation
- Senior Visiting Fellowship
- 2010 Edward L. Ullman Award for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography, Association of American Geographers
- Malcolm L. Comeaux Honorary Lecture, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
- Hoyle Lecture in Transport Geography, Transport Geography Research Group, Royal Geographic Society
- Douglas K. Fleming Honorary Lecture in Transportation Geography, Association of American Geographers
- Senior Visiting Fellowship , University of Bologna Institute of Advanced Studies