Staying in her own lane

Professor Genevieve Giuliano

From her home in Huntington Beach, Professor Genevieve Giuliano loves to hop on her bicycle for leisurely rides along the coast.

Once or twice a week for work, she’ll drive to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, where she’s the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government. And whenever possible, she’ll use public transportation to attend meetings elsewhere in Los Angeles.

How Giuliano gets around is, on a micro scale, the focus of her distinguished 34-year career at USC.

She’s an expert in travel behavior, transportation policy and metropolitan spatial structure, with some of her current research focused on examining the relationships between urban form, online shopping behavior, and local freight demand.

You could say, literally and scholarly, that Giuliano always has been on the move.

And early this year, Giuliano, who has published more than 200 papers and reports and has lectured around the world, was elected a fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), which globally recognizes her as a regional scientist with outstanding research credentials.

“I’m very proud of the honor,” says Giuliano, adding with a laugh: “I joke about this kind of recognition sometimes. The reward is more work.”

She’s referring to the scores of student papers she reviews for possible awards from RSAI, an international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change that was founded nearly 70 years ago.

Read the full story on USC Price School of Public Policy’s website