Evan Iacobucci

Dissertation Topic/Title

Evan Iacobucci

“Do I Need to Bring a Car? Processes of Travel Behavior Formation” (Tentative Title)

Previous Degrees

  • BA, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY, French (’09)
  • MA, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Philosophy (’13)
  • Master of Urban Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Urban and Regional Planning (’16)

Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Travel behavior
  • Social and psychological determinants of travel behavior
  • Media / content analysis
  • Transportation equity

Evan Iacobucci is a PhD student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where he studies travel behavior. He is currently working on a dissertation project that investigates the development of transportation behavior patterns. He hopes for the results of this work to motivate effective interventions that promote sustainable and healthy transportation behaviors and systems. Evan has also contributed to research on safety of vulnerable road users, specifically by using content analysis techniques to analyze media coverage of bicycle and pedestrian crashes. Additionally, Evan has done research work addressing transportation equity and urban design history. Evan previously attended the University at Buffalo, where he completed a Master of Urban Planning degree as well as a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Evan studied French as an undergraduate at the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Teaching and TA Experience

  • Ralph W. Voorhees Fellowship Research Seminar, Instructor, Rutgers Bloustein School, Fall 2019
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning, Instructor, Rutgers Bloustein School, Spring 2019
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers Bloustein School, Fall 2018
  • Urban and Environmental Planning, Teaching Assistant, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo, Spring 2016
  • Evolution of Urban Structure, Teaching Assistant, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo, Fall 2016

Publications/C.V.

  • Goddard, T., K. Ralph, C. Thigpen, and E. Iacobucci. 2019. “Does news coverage of traffic crashes affect perceived blame and preferred solutions? Evidence from an experiment.” Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. In press.
  • Iacobucci, E. and D.B. Hess. 2019. “Exclusivity in the Street Railway Era: Neighborhood Entry Gateways in Streetcar Suburbs.” Town Planning Review. 90(5). https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2019.33
  • Ralph, K., E. Iacobucci, C. Thigpen, and T. Goddard. 2019. “Editorial Patterns in Bicyclist and Pedestrian Crash Reporting.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2763(2). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0361198119825637
  • Hess, D.B. and E. Iacobucci. 2017. “Network Connections and Neighborhood Perception: Using Social Media Postings to Capture Attitudes among Twitter Users in Estonia.” Architecture and Urban Planning 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/aup-2017-0010

Awards and Fellowships

  • Outstanding Paper Award —TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management (2020)
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program — Federal Highway Administration, United States Department of Transportation (2019)
  • Off-Campus Dissertation Development Award — School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2019)
  • Outstanding Paper Award —TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management (2019)
  • Rutgers Excellence Fellowship —Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Management (2016-2018)