USC Price’s Genevieve Giuliano, new Distinguished Professor, has long been a transportation trailblazer

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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, Giuliano will drive to the USC Price School of Public Policy, where she’s the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government. But 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 35-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 that Giuliano always has been on the move — both physically and scholarly.

Last 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, which globally recognizes her as a regional scientist with outstanding research credentials.

Then, in early 2023, she was among a small group of USC faculty members to receive one of the university’s highest honors for excellence. Giuliano was one of five faculty members from across the university who were named Distinguished Professors. Another three were named University Professors. The honors are granted to a select group of academics each year.

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