Dr. Susan Shaheen is an independent contributor with Grayline. Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing in the mid-1990s. Her main area of research examines mobility and the sharing economy. She co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She has a Ph.D. in ecology, focusing on the energy and environmental aspects of transportation, from UC Davis and a M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.
After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. She has authored 60 journal articles, over 100 reports and proceedings articles, six book chapters, and co-edited two books. Her research projects on carsharing, smart parking, and older mobility have received national awards. She was named one of the top 10 academic thought leaders in transportation in May 2016 by the Eno Foundation.