Kelcie Ralph, Ph.D.

Kelcie Ralph


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
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Research Interests
  • travel behavior of special populations
  • causes and consequences of the decline in driving among young adults


Kelcie Ralph joins the Bloustein School from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, where she studied the travel behavior of special populations. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA, where her dissertation project evaluated the causes and consequences of the decline in driving among young adults. Before attending UCLA, Kelcie studied as a Marshall Scholar in England where she earned a Masters of Environmental Policy from Cambridge University and a Masters of City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics. Kelcie studied economics as an undergraduate at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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Undergraduate
  • Transportation Planning
Graduate
  • Transportation and the Environment
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning

Recent Publications
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Book Chapters

  • 2017: Ralph, Kelcie. “Meet the four types of Millennial travelers” in Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy, Co-edited by Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Tara Vinodrai, Routledge: New York.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2019: Goddard, Tara, Kelcie Ralph, Calvin Thigpen, Evan Iacobucci*. Does News Coverage Affect Perceived Blame and Preferred Solutions? Evidence from an Experiment” Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0361198119825637
  • 2019: Blumenberg, Evelyn, Anne Brown, Kelcie Ralph, Brian Taylor, and Carole Turley Voulgaris. “A Resurgence in urban living? Trends in residential location patterns of young and older adults since 2000” Urban Geography. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2019.1597594
  • Ralph, Kelcie. “Childhood Car Access: Long-term Consequences for Education,Employment, and Earnings” Journal of Planning Education and Research. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0739456X18798451
  • 2017: Ralph, Kelcie and Alexa Delbosc. “I’m Multimodal, aren’t you? How anchoring based on personal experiences biases experts’ perceptions of travel patterns” Transportation Research Part-A. Volume 100, June 2017, pp.283-293 DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.027
  • 2017: Ralph, Kelcie, Carole Turley Voulgaris, and Anne Brown. “Travel and the Built Environment: Insights from the Sprawl Index and Neighborhood Types” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2653, pp1-9.
  • 2017: Voulgaris, Carole, Evelyn Blumenberg, Brian Taylor, Anne Brown, and Kelcie Ralph. “Neighborhood Character and Travel Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S. in the 2000s,” Journal of Transportation and Land Use. Volume 10, Number 2.
  • 2017: Blumenberg, Evelyn, Kelcie Ralph, Taylor, Brian, and Michael Smart. “Who Knows About Kids These Days? Analyzing the Determinants of Youth and Adult Mobility Between 1990 and 2009.” Transportation Research Part A. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856416306863
  • 2017: Ralph, Kelcie, Carole Turley Voulgaris, Brian Taylor, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Anne Brown. “Millennials, built form, and travel insights from a nationwide typology of U.S. neighborhoods” Journal of Transport Geography Volume 57, December 2016, pp. 218-226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.10.007
  • 2016: Ralph, Kelcie. “Multimodal Millennials? The four traveler types of young people in the United States in 2009,” Journal of Planning Education and Research. http://jpe.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/06/08/0739456X16651930.abstract
  • 2016: Brown, Anne, Evelyn Blumenberg, Brian Taylor, Kelcie Ralph, and Carole Turley Voulgaris. “A Taste For Transit? Analyzing Public Transit Use Trends among Youth” Journal of Public Transportation. Volume 19, Number 1.
  • 2016: Voulgaris, Carole, Evelyn Blumenberg, Brian Taylor, Anne Brown, and Kelcie Ralph. “Neighborhood Character and Travel Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S. in the 2000s,” Journal of Transportation and Land Use. Volume 10, Number 2. https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/840/793
  • 2016: Taylor, Brian, Kelcie Ralph, and Michael Smart. “What explains the gender gap in schlepping? Testing various explanations for gender differences in household-serving travel,” Social Science Quarterly.
  • 2014: Blumenberg, Evelyn, Brian D. Taylor, Kelcie Ralph, Carole Turley, and Anne Brown, 2014. “Young adult travel types and neighborhood types”
  • 2014: Ralph, Kelcie, 2014. “Stalled on the Road to Adulthood? Assessing the nature of recent travel changes for young adults in America, 1995-2009”

Reports

  • 2015: Blumenberg, Evelyn, Brian Taylor, Anne Brown, Kelcie Ralph, and Carole Turley Voulgaris. Typecasting Neighborhoods and Travelers. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Transportation Center.

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Planning and Policy, Social Policy/Inequality and DisparitiesStatistical Research Methods, Survey Research, Transportation