Dr. Anne Goodchild

Profile: Dr. Anne Goodchild

I was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and lived there until I was 16, when I moved to California. My favorite thing to eat is fresh, ripe berries.

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by big transportation problems. I remember travelling to Washington, D.C. with my parents and riding the subway for the first time. I loved reading the map, figuring out the schedule, and planning our routes. I also remember visiting a postal sorting station on a school field trip and being absolutely fascinated that they could process so much mail with such speed and accuracy, with handwritten addresses! I’ve still never had a piece of mail get lost. 

I love working with students. I feel very privileged to work with bright, motivated, and sincere people who are working to improve the world we live in. They keep me learning and give me hope for the future!

 
Founding Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (2015 - present)
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Academic Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Master's Program (2013 - present)
Adjunct Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Research Group (Goods Movement Collaborative)
Visiting Professor, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Affiliate, Urban@UW
annegood@uw.edu
206-543-3747
Office: 
Wilson Ceramics Lab 103

Specialties

  • Urban goods delivery systems and land use
  • Logistics hubs and ports
  • Sustainable freight transportation systems
  • Supply chain management and freight transportation

Bio

Dr. Anne Goodchild leads the University of Washington's academic and research efforts in the area of supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation. She is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and serves as Founding Director of both the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics online Master's degree program and the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center, the latter which launched the Urban Freight Lab in 2016 to bring together the public and private sectors to address the challenges of the urban freight system by engaging in innovative research. She has 15 years of experience leading freight transportation research and is an international border and port operations expert.

She has made significant contributions to transportation engineering in the U.S. and abroad, and has been instrumental in bringing supply chain concepts to freight model architectures. She has worked at the forefront of GPS data applications, identifying observable transportation characteristics that statistically predict transportation behavior.

Dr. Goodchild is the author and co-author of more than 100 research publications. She has won several teaching and research awards, including Outstanding Mentor (2020) by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Person of the Year (2017) by the Transportation Club of Seattle. She is also the recipient of numerous research grants, recently from Seattle Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration’s Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program, and the Washington and Oregon State Departments of Transportation.

She serves as associate editor for the peer-reviewed scientific journal Transportation Letters. She chaired the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) Freight and Marine Chairs group, the top national research organization in her field, from 2016 to 2018.

Dr. Goodchild holds both a doctorate (2005) and a master’s degree (2003) in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree (with high honors) in mathematics from University of California, Davis. Before earning her Ph.D. she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Applied Decision Analysis Inc. in Europe and North America designing efficient airline schedules and optimizing research portfolios. She joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of Washington in 2005.

She teaches logistics and analysis, global trade, transportation & logistics management, and advises graduate students in transportation engineering.

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Questions and Answers

What is your hometown and favorite food?

I was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and lived there until I was 16, when I moved to California. My favorite thing to eat is fresh, ripe berries.

What inspired you to pursue a career in supply chain, transportation and logistics?

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by big transportation problems. I remember travelling to Washington, D.C. with my parents and riding the subway for the first time. I loved reading the map, figuring out the schedule, and planning our routes. I also remember visiting a postal sorting station on a school field trip and being absolutely fascinated that they could process so much mail with such speed and accuracy, with handwritten addresses! I’ve still never had a piece of mail get lost. 

What has been a highlight of being the founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center?

I love working with students. I feel very privileged to work with bright, motivated, and sincere people who are working to improve the world we live in. They keep me learning and give me hope for the future!

 

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