Dissertation Topic/Title: Curbside Buses and the Transformation of the Intercity Bus Industry
Advisor: Dr. Robert Noland
Previous Degrees: University of Pennsylvania, 2006, Masters in Urban Spatial Analytics; Cornell University, 2001, Bachelors of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
My dissertation examines the rapidly growing curbside intercity bus industry, such as the so-called “Chinatown Buses.” Curbside buses are intercity buses that eschew bus terminals in favor of picking up and dropping off passengers on city street corners. My research examines the growth of this industry, unpacks the appeal of these buses, evaluates the impact on competing transportation modes and examines the regulatory challenges posed by these buses.
In addition to my dissertation research, I am also conducting several research projects examining varied transportation issues as they relate to immigrants and immigrant communities, gay and lesbian neighborhoods and bicycling in New York City. In all of my research, I seek to integrate theories from other fields, such as urban geography, political economy, or queer theory, into transportation and urban planning.
Teaching and TA Experience
- Principles of Urban Planning (Undergraduate): Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011
- Rutgers Bicycle Sharing Studio (Graduate): Fall 2010