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Morris, Eric, Ph.D.

Morris, Eric, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning

Office: 2-317 Lee Hall
Phone: 864-656-0427

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, UCLA (2011); M.A. in Urban Planning, UCLA (2004); A.B. in History and Literature, Harvard University (1989)

Curriculum Vitae

Eric A. Morris is Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning. His primary focus is transportation, particularly how transportation contributes to our quality of life. His current research focuses on transportation and happiness; transportation, time use, and activity patterns; and transportation and access to employment, shopping, food, and medical care. He has a strong interest in transportation equity and disadvantaged populations. He also conducts research in the field of transportation history, and is currently co-authoring a book on the development and financing of the freeway system. Other interests include transportation and land use, transportation finance and economics, transportation policy, and transportation and the environment. He wrote a column on transportation for the New York Times for several years, and now is a regular contributor to the Freakonomics website. He was also the Associate Editor of Access magazine. Before returning to academia he worked as a travel writer, a sports writer, and a television writer and producer.