The Bloustein School has appointed two new professors and two assistant professors, completing one of the largest hirings in the school’s history.
A reader in transport and environmental policy while at Imperial College London, Dr. Noland’s research has focused on the impacts of transportation planning and policy on environmental outcomes. His work has been cited throughout the world in debates over transportation infrastructure planning and environmental assessment of new infrastructure. Dr. Noland chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Joint Sub-committee on Transportation and Air Climate Change. He received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Environmental Policy. Faculty site.
Focused primarily on working life across the spectrum of skill levels, Dr. Salzman’s research has been motivated by a desire to understand how jobs can be improved and public policies in support of those efforts can be developed. This broad area of research has targeted three primary areas of focus: labor/workforce; technology and organizations; and globalization and U.S. policy. Dr. Salzman has served as a senior research scientist at the Center for Industrial Competitiveness, University of Massachusetts; director of research at Jobs for the Future, University of Louisville; and at Boston University. He received his M A and PhD in Sociology from Brandeis University, 1986; and a BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. Faculty site.
A fellow in development and globalization while at Columbia University, Dr. Carolini’s doctoral research addressed the impact of current fiscal policies and public-sector accounting practices on social investments, notably on slum upgrading. She also was a senior associate to the United Nations Millennium Project’s Task Force on slums and was lead author for its final report. Faculty site.
The recipient of a National Academy of Sciences - Ford Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Curenton’s areas of expertise are low-income children’s language, social indicators of school readiness in the context of parent-child interactions, and child care and early childhood education programs and policies. She was previously assistant professor in Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University. She received her PhD in Developmental and Community Psychology from the University of Virginia. Faculty site.