Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas, August 2019-Present
Assistant Lecturer, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Spring 2017 – Spring 2019
Lecturer, California State University, Northridge, August 2018 – May 2019
Consultant, World Bank Transport & ICT Global Practice, Beijing, October 2018-Present
Research Assistant METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, 2014 – 2019
Associate/Freight Analyst, Cambridge Systematics, Bethesda, MD, 2011 – 2014
Research Science/Engineering Associate, Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin, 2005 –2011
PhD, Urban Planning and Development, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, May 2019
Dissertation Title: The Development Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano
Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
Master of Arts, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Primary Research Interests:
I focus on freight transportation as a tool of economic development. In particular, I investigate instances where the coordination of freight systems across national borders produces the potential for mutual gain and the inherent difficulties of this process. At present, I am studying the potential for new rail corridors through Afghanistan to improve freight connectivity between Central and South Asia. I have performed similar analyses for the US-Mexico border and China's border connections with Russia.
Other research areas include urban freight delivery, transportation impact on land use, environmental impacts of freight transportation, and port terminal operations.