The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is happy to announce that Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian has joined the faculty as a professor, effective with the Fall 2013 semester.
Dr. Mokhtarian comes to Georgia Tech from the University of California-Davis, where she was a professor emeritus, served as the associate director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and was a founding chair of the interdisciplinary MS/PhD program in Transportation Technology and Policy. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty, 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. Her key research interests include the impacts of land use on travel behavior (particularly including residential location and residential self-selection issues), the impact of telecom-munications technology on travel behavior, commuters’ responses to congestion or to system disruptions, attitudes toward mobility, and travel multi-tasking. She has directed or parti-cipated in several dozen projects related to these areas, involving extra-mural funding totaling about $8 million. She has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed journal articles, technical reports, and other publications.