“These faculty have brought great distinction to our university through their work, which enlightens collective understandings and contributes to the advancement of society,” interim Provost Elizabeth Graddy said. “President [Carol L.] Folt and I congratulate these extraordinary faculty on this well-deserved recognition.”
Giuliano, who is professor of public policy and the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government at the USC Price School, was one of five faculty members from across the university who were named Distinguished Professors. Another three were named University Professors. The honors are granted to a select group of academics each year.
The title of University Professor is awarded based on multidisciplinary interests and significant accomplishments in several disciplines. The university awards the Distinguished Professor title to those whose accomplishments have brought special renown to USC.
“Professor Giuliano richly deserves this appointment, but, for those of us who work with her, she stands out for her mentorship, leadership, and extraordinarily graciousness,” said Dana Goldman, dean of the USC Price School, C. Erwin & Ione Piper Chair and the school’s other Distinguished Professor.
At USC for 35 years, Giuliano’s research has shed new light on issues including the intersection of land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, travel behavior, information technology applications in transportation and climate change. She has published more than 200 papers and given invited lectures around the world.
An innovator in her field, she was among the first to study gender differences in travel behavior and later to partner with computer science and engineering to explore land use and freight transportation relationships.
Giuliano directed and built the METRANS Consortium into a primary center for multi-year research projects. As the first USC Price School associate dean for research, she established crucial school infrastructure including the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.
Giuliano is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and of the Council of University Transportation Centers. She was elected a fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), which globally recognizes her as a regional scientist with outstanding research credentials; and is a former president of the Western Regional Science Association and current president of the North America Regional Science Council.
She has received multiple distinguished scholarship awards, as well as the USC Distinguished Faculty Service Award, and has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees, including the NAS Committee on Global Climate Change.
Giuliano participated in the first study of impacts of global climate change on the U.S. transportation system. At the state level, she is working with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the implementation of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan and subsequent legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with California’s freight industry.
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