Joshua Hassol, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor,Transportation & Environmental Planning

B.A. with Honors, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Ph.D. in Social Ecology (focus on Urban and Regional Planning), School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine; Fulbright Scholar, University of British Columbia

Dr. Hassol is a Program Manager at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, where he manages a multi-year operations research contract. His technical work has included econometric modeling of the U.S. passenger vehicle market, capital investment benefit-cost analyses for the U.S. Coast Guard, and analyses of commercial motor carrier crash data.

Current and Past Courses:


  • "Possible Planning Roles for Regional Government: A Survey of City Planning Directors in California," Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 62, No. 1, 1996, pp. 17-29. Joint authorship.
  • Pickrell, Don H., Paul Schimek and Joshua Hassol, “Smart Transportation for Smart Growth.”  ULI On The Future, Urban Land Institute, 1998
  • "Technology Trends and Long-Term Travel Demand." White Paper for the Colloquy on the Coming Transformation of Travel, 2005