Ph.D. Graduates 2017-11-15T15:31:46+00:00

Carole Turley Voulgaris (2017): Assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dissertation: “Crystal Balls and Black Boxes: Optimism Bias in Ridership and Cost Forecasts for New Starts Rapid Transit Projects” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning, 2017
  • Eno Leadership Development Conference Alumni Fellowship, 2015
  • UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Fellowship, 2014
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2013
  • UCLA Martin Wachs Fellowship, 2012

Kelcie Ralph (2015): Assistant professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
Dissertation: “Stalled On The Road To Adulthood? Analyzing the Nature of Recent Travel Changes for Young Adults in America, 1995 to 2009” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning, 2015
  • UC CONNECT Student of the Year, 2015
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2014
  • University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2014
  • Environmental Protection Agency Marshall Scholar, 2011-2014

Michael Smart (2012): Assistant professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
Dissertation: “Immigrant Ethnic Neighborhoods, Inward Focus, and Travel Mode Choice” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2012
  • University of California Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2010
  • UCLA Leon Hoffman Prize, 2008
  • American Institute of Certified Planners Award, 2007
  • University of California Chancellor’s Prize, 2006

Camille Fink (2012): Project/marketing manager at REgeneration Development Strategies
Dissertation: “More Than Just the ‘Loser Cruiser’?: An Ethnographic Study of the Social Life on Buses” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2004-2005 and 2006-2008
  • Nevilla A. Parker Award, Council of University Transportation Centers, 2004
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Departmental Service Award, 2004
  • Eugene Cota Robles Award, 2003-2004
  • Harvey S. Perloff Scholarship, 2003

Andrew Mondschein (2012): Assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia
Dissertation: “The Personal City: The Experiential, Cognitive Nature of Travel and Activity and Implications for Accessibility” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  •  UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Best Ph.D. Student Award, 2013
  • University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2009
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2005-2008
  • UCLA Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • University of California Transportation Center Graduate Fellowship, 1997-1999

Eric Morris (2011): Associate professor in the Department of City Planning and Real Estate Development at Clemson University
Dissertation: “Access and Outcomes: Transportation, Location, and Subjective Well-Being” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • University of California Transportation Center Student of the Year, 2010-2011
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2007-2010
  • American Planning Association Outstanding M.A. Student Paper Award, 2006
  • Eno Foundation Fellowship, 2006
  • James Ortner Memorial Fellowship, 2005

Michael Manville (2009): Assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Dissertation: “Heterogeneity and Collective Action: Evidence from Massachusetts” 
Student Honors and Awards:

  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2009
  • UCLA Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Lorenz Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Perloff Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Award of Overall Excellence, 2003

Allison Yoh (2008): Director of transportation planning at the Port of Long Beach
Dissertation: “Institutional Barriers to Adopting Smart Card Technology for Fare Collection Among U.S. Transit Operators”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • UCLA Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • UCLA Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2008
  • UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Fellowship, 2000-2005
  • Rodney Slater Distinguished Student Fellowship, 2003
  • Eno Leadership Development Conference Fellowship, 2003

Douglas Houston (2008): Associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at UC Irvine
Dissertation: “Diesel Truck Impact Zones in Southern California; Localized implications of Goods Movement Container Traffic”

David King (2008): Assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University
Dissertation: “Exploring the Localization of Transportation Planning: Essays on research and policy implications from shifting goals in transportation planning”

Mark Garrett (2006)
Dissertation: “The Struggle for Transit Justice: Race, Space, and Social Equity in Los Angeles”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Transportation Research Board Pyke Johnson Award, 2001
  • Eno Foundation Fellowship, 1998

Hiroyuki Iseki (2005): Assistant professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland
Dissertation: “Does Contracting Matter?: The Determinants of Contracting and Contracting’s Effects on Cost Efficiency in U.S. Fixed-Route Bus Transit Service”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Journal of Planning Education and Research Chester Rapkin Award for the Best Paper, 2003
  • Transportation Research Board Pyke Johnson Award, 2001
  • American Institute of Certified Planners Student Award, 1998-1999
  • National Convention of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan Distinguished Paper Award, 1992

Daniel Chatman (2005): Associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley
Dissertation: “How the built environment influences non-work travel: Theoretical and empirical essays”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • University of California Transportation Center Student of the Year, 2005
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Student, 2005
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Departmental Fellowship, 2005
  • Major Field Examination Pass With Distinction, 2003
  • Eno Foundation Fellowship, 2002

Hyun-Gun Sung (2005): Assistant professor in the Department of Urban Engineering at Chungbuk National University
Dissertation: “Transit Friendly Areas: the Role of Residential Relocation and Housing Development in Rail Ridership Over Time”

Lisa Schweitzer (2004): Associate professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California
Dissertation: “Environmental Sacrifice zones: Risk and Transport in Southern California”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • UCLA Chancellor’s Fellowship
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Toxic Substances Research Program Graduate Fellowship
  • University of California Transportation Student of the Year

Kimiko Shiki (2004): Associate professor in the Graduate School of Policy Science at Ritsumeikan University
Dissertation: “Why Do the Poor Move to Cities?: The Central City/Suburban Locational Choice of Low-Income Households”

Jeffrey Brown (2003): Professor and department chair in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University
Dissertation: “The Numbers Game: The Politics of the Federal Surface Transportation Program”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Council of University Transportation Centers Charles Wootan Award for Best Dissertation, 2003
  • University of California Transportation Student of the Year, 2002
  • Eno Foundation Fellowship, 2001
  • UCLA Dean’s Award for Overall Excellence, 1998
  • Council of University Transportation Centers Charles Wootan Award for Best Master’s Thesis, 1998

D. Gregg Doyle (2003): Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Dissertation: “‘Only a Nobody Walks’: The Decline of Pedestrian Trips in the United States”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge, 2005

Daniel Baldwin Hess (2002): Professor and associate chair in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo
Dissertation: “Reconciling Incompatible Zone Systems in Metropolitan Planning”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

Mary Jane Breinholt (2001): Adjunct professor in the Sustainable Urban Planning Program at the George Washington University
Dissertation: “Private Responses to Public Failures: Firm and Worker Responses to Transportation Deficiencies in the Indonesian Garment Industry”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Council of University Transportation Centers Charles Wootan Award for Best Dissertation, 2001
  • University of California Transportation Center Graduate Fellowship, 1992-1995, 2000-2001

Eugene J. Kim (2000): Vice President and Director of Operations at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Business Unit
Dissertation: “Hot Lanes – A Comparative Evaluation of Costs, Benefits, and Performance”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Eno Foundation Fellowship

Jian-Ling Li (1997): Professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington
Dissertation: “Inter-Modal Transit Performance Indicators” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Lewison Lem (1996): Project manager at Jack Faucett Associates
Dissertation: “Fairness or Favoritism? Geographic Redistribution and Fiscal Equalization Resulting from Transportation Funding Formulas”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • University of California Transportation Student of the Year, 1996
  • Eno Foundation Fellowship, 1995

Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin (1994): Director of research emeritus at the University of Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle
Dissertation: “Implementation as a Social Learning Process: The Case of a French Housing Policy”  (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Brian D. Taylor (1992): Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and director of the Lewis Center and Institute of Transportation Studies at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Dissertation: “When finance leads planning: The influence of public finance on transportation planning and policy in California”
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Best Paper in Public Transportation, 1991
  • University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Fellowship, 1991
  • UCLA Charles F. Scott Public Policy Graduate Fellowship, 1989-1990

Richard Willson (1991): Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Dissertation: “Employer Parking Subsidies, Mode Choice, and Public Policy”

Booi Hon Kam (1982): Professor in the School of Business and IT Logistics at RMIT University, Melbourne
Dissertation: “Role Situations and Activity Scheduling: An Empirical Analysis” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Robert Cervero (1980): Professor emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley
Dissertation: “Efficiency and Equity Implications of Transit Fare Policies” (Abstract only, svailable in hard copy)
Student Honors and Awards:

  • Seventh Regional Science Dissertation Competition Award, 1980
  • American Planning Association Outstanding Scholarship Award, 1980
  • Fishbaugh Memorial Fellowship Award, 1979
  • Brython Davis Memorial Fellowship Award, 1978

Don Pickrell (1980): Principal technical advisor for Transportation Economics at the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT
Dissertation: “Free Parking and Urban Transportation” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Kenichi Tokunaga (1979)
Dissertation: “A Study of Congestion Pricing: Los Angeles case study” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Robert Blanchard (1976)
Dissertation: “Lifestyle and Travel Demand of the Elderly: A Case Study of Los Angeles County” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)

Sandra Rosenbloom (1975): Fellow and endowed chair in transportation in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: “The Impact of Federal Urban Mass Transportation Programs on Metropolitan Transportation Systems; Los Angeles and San Diego” (Abstract only, available in hard copy)