Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Geoff Morrison is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management whose research is at the intersection of transportation, energy, and policy. He is particularly interested in economic modeling of urban systems, alternative transportation fuels, vehicle ownership, and traffic congestion in the developing world. Geoff Morrison worked on international transportation issues at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, and at the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Research Centre in Fahridabad. During his PhD, he studied varying topics in transportation including traffic congestion, aviation energy use, influences on commute modes, biofuels, hydrogen, and energy efficiency.
Following his undergraduate degree from Duke University, he served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program, during which he made two deployments to the North Arabian Gulf on a destroyer and an aircraft carrier. His main responsibility included overseeing the operation, maintenance, and safety of a 550 megawatt reactor. He has a Ph.D in an interdisciplinary transportation, economics, and engineering program from University of California, Davis and two M.S. degrees (Civil & Environmental Engineering and Agriculture & Resource Economics) also from UC Davis.