Patricia L. Mokhtarian

Clifford and William Greene, Jr. 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