Kristina Currans, PhD
Planning Degree Program
Kristina Currans comes from Oregon where she was born and raised. She received her doctoral and master's degrees from Portland State University and her bachelor's degree from Oregon State University--all in civil engineering. Her research focuses on the intersection between land use development and travel behavior in the fields of urban planning and transportation engineering. She is most interested in studying the ways in which theory and research have been and can be incorporated into practical applications to improve the ways agencies understand, evaluate and provide travel opportunities for their communities.
Kristina is assuming the role of an assistant professor in Planning. She will be developing and modifying transportation courses with existing faculty for the master's program. She will also continue her research as part of the National Institute of Transportation and Communities University Transportation Center.