Patricia L. Mokhtarian

Clifford and William Greene, Jr. Professor
Regents' Professor
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Sustainable Education Building
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Patricia Mokhtarian joined our School in Fall 2013 semester from University of California-Davis, where she was a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, associate director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the interdisciplinary MS/PhD program in Transportation Technology and Policy. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty in 1990, she worked for several years in regional planning and consulting in Southern California.  Dr. Mokhtarian has specialized in the study of travel behavior for more than 30 years, and has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed journal articles, technical reports, and other publications.  She is a North American area editor of the journal Transportation, and is on the editorial boards of Transportation Research Part A, Transport Policy, Transportation Letters, the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, and Travel Behaviour and Society . Dr. Mokhtarian's Google Scholar profile may be seen at:


impacts of land use on travel behavior (particularly including residential location and residential self-selection issues), impacts of telecommunications technology on travel behavior, the need to travel for its own sake, multitasking attitudes and behavior, especially during travel, commuters’ responses to congestion or to system disruptions

In the News

Patricia Mokhtarian Named Regents' Professor

17 April 2024

Mokhtarian is one of five College of Engineering faculty members honored with Regents’ appointments by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. The titles are the highest distinction from the system and recognize faculty members for academic, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence.

Generating Buzz: Remote Work in a Post-Pandemic World

01 April 2024

Professor Patricia Mokhtarian's research examines the effects of telecommunications technology on travel behavior and multitasking attitudes. In the latest episode of the Generating Buzz podcast, she shares her opinion on why remote work is here to stay and what aspects of office culture are worth holding on to.

Patricia Mokhtarian Elected to National Academy of Engineering

06 February 2024

Two College of Engineering professors are among the newest members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the organization announced Feb. 6. Patricia Mokhtarian and David Sholl are part of a 2024 class that includes 114 new members and 21 international members. Election to the NAE is an honor bestowed on just 2,600 professionals worldwide.