Jennifer Dill

Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning (USP)
Director, Oregon Transportation Research & Education Consortium (OTREC)
Director, National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Office: Urban Center Room 370T
E-mail: jdill _at_
Phone: 503-725-5173
Fax: 503-725-8770
Twitter: JenniferDillPSU

Spring 2014 term office hours:
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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I teach courses in transportation policy, pedestrian and bicycle planning, and research methods. My research interests focus on the interactions of transportation planning, travel behavior, health, the environment, and land use. In general, I'm interested in answering these questions: How do people make their travel and location decisions? How do those decisions impact the environment? How do our planning decisions impact people's travel and location decisions? Prior to entering academia, I worked as an environmental and transportation planner.

Ph.D. (2001) City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
M.A. (1989) Urban Planning, UCLA
B.S. (1987) Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning, UC Davis

Updated March 2014


The US DOT awarded PSU a $2.83 million grant for the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

I co-authored chapter about women and cycling in the book City Cycling, edited by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler.

Here is a working paper about my research on the "four types of cyclists."

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