Bradley Wilson Lane, PhD

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6861
Wescoe Hall
Room 2019


I joined the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas in August of 2013 after three years in the MPA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. My research focuses on travel behavior, policy, and planning issues in urban transportation. My primary current research project involves the study of policies, perceptions, attitudes, and travel behavior effects on electric vehicle usage, including a survey of urban residents across the US and an informational intervention project. Additional research includes developing a cost-benefit framework that considers sustainability in transport, the effect of public transit on oil dependence, the relationship between transit planning and land-use, using time-geography to measure transit accessibility, and measuring spatial variability in factors that influence travel behavior. I've also done extensive work on the effect of gasoline prices on public transportation, which was the focus of my dissertation. Previously published works also include studies on the renaissance of rail transit in the US and the spatial variability of changes in travel behavior related to rail infrastructure. I frequently employ quantitative methods and GIS in my work.

My teaching experience includes courses on human impact on the environment, research methods, policy analysis, human and regional geography, urban planning, capstone and thesis writing, and sports in society. I have served as a reviewer for numerous major journals, conferences, and research outlets, SAGE Publications, Edward Elgar Press, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Transportation Research Board. I've also served on the Board of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Prior to becoming a geographer and a professor, I was on the golf team at Rice University, and continue to play in amateur tournaments (when I can get the time to do so!)

Teaching

My teaching experience includes courses on human impact on the environment, research methods, policy analysis, human and regional geography, urban planning, capstone and thesis writing, and sports in society.

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Geography
  • Research methods
  • Sustainability Planning and Policy
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Research

My research focuses on travel behavior, policy, and planning issues in urban transportation. My primary current research project involves the study of policies, perceptions, attitudes, and travel behavior effects on electric vehicle usage, including a survey of urban residents across the US and an informational intervention project. Additional research includes developing a cost-benefit framework that considers sustainability in transport, the effect of public transit on oil dependence, the relationship between transit planning and land-use, using time-geography to measure transit accessibility, and measuring spatial variability in factors that influence travel behavior. I've also done extensive work on the effect of gasoline prices on public transportation, which was the focus of my dissertation. Previously published works also include studies on the renaissance of rail transit in the US and the spatial variability of changes in travel behavior related to rail infrastructure. I frequently employ quantitative methods and GIS in my work.

Research Interests

  • Travel behavior, focusing on the effects of cost, policy, and new technologies on modal choice and the implications for transportation sustainability Electric vehicles and the electrification of the transportation fleet, focusing on attitudes, perceptions

Service

I have served as a reviewer for numerous major journals, conferences, and research outlets, SAGE Publications, Edward Elgar Press, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Transportation Research Board. I've also served on the Board of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.


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Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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