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Transportation

Examining the systems and structures
that link people and places

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Transportation systems connect people to work, school, activities and each other. The USC Price School examines the role of transportation in the growth and formation of cities, public transit congestion patterns, and goods movement in metro areas. Research seeks to improve transportation options for all people; reduce pollution and GHG from transportation; and contribute to making more livable cities.

Transportation-related Academic Programs and Specializations at Price

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Transportation Faculty

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

NamePositionExpertise
Professor Antonio BentoAntonio M. BentoProfessor of Public Policy and EconomicsEnvironmental and energy economics, urban economics, public economics, transportation policy, climate policy, environmental regulation
Marlon BoarnetMarlon BoarnetProfessor
Director, METRANS Transportation Center
Transportation, travel behavior, urban growth patterns, regional science, urban economics
Geoff Boeing headshotGeoff BoeingAssistant ProfessorTransportation networks, urban form, data science, urban informatics
Genevieve GiulianoProfessor
Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government
Transportation policy, metropolitan spatial structure, travel demand, urban transportation
Richard GreenRichard K. GreenProfessor
Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Chair, Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development
Economics, housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance, urban growth
Geraldine Knatz headshotGeraldine KnatzProfessor of the Practice of Policy and EngineeringSeaport policy and management, maritime transportation, international trade, seaport sustainability, environmental impact analysis
LaVonna LewisLaVonna B. LewisProfessor (Teaching)
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
American politics, public policy (most notably health policy), interest groups, and federal programs
Dowell Myers 2022 squared headshotDowell MyersProfessor
Director, Population Dynamics Research Group
Demographic change, future of California, housing impacts, workforce and education, immigration and assimilation, communication for consensus about change
Gary Dean PainterGary Dean PainterProfessor
Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
Social Innovation, Housing economics, Urban economics, education policy, program evaluation.
Adam RoseAdam RoseProfessor (Research)
Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Energy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Lisa SchweitzerProfessorEnvironmental justice, Sustainable transportation, Hazardous materials in urban environments, Community environmental quality
David SloaneDavid SloaneProfessor
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Urban history, community health planning, health disparities, cultural landscapes
Dan Wei headshotDan WeiAssociate Professor (Research)Energy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters