Dr. Jennifer Dill is a professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University (PSU) and Director of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU. TREC houses the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), which she also directs. NITC is a national university transportation center funded by the US Department of Transportation focusing on improving mobility for people and goods to build stronger communities. Dr. Dill also serves on the Board of Trustees for the TransitCenter, a New York-based foundation that works to improve public transit in cities across the U.S.
Dr. Dill is an internationally known scholar conducting research on the relationships between transportation, land use, health, and the environment, with a focus on active transportation. She has published extensively in peer-review journals and has served as principal investigator or co-PI on over $3.9 million in research projects. Her research has also been covered by Wired, Governing magazine, USA Today, PBS News Hour, Here and Now, Marketplace, and the Atlantic. She has served on several TRB standing and special committees and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Transport and Health, Transportation Research Record, and the Journal of Transportation and Land Use.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Dill worked as an environmental and transportation planner in California. Dr. Dill has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA, and a BS in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis. She is also an aluma of the Eno Future Leaders program.