People

Anne Goodchild

Anne Goodchild Allan & Inger Osberg Associate Professor

  annegood@uw.edu
 206-543-3747
 Wilson Ceramic Building 111
 Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2005
  • M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2003
  • B.S. in Mathematics, UC Davis, 1995

Biography

Anne Goodchild is the Allan and Inger Osberg Endowed Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She is an international freight and logistics expert, currently serving as chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Freight Group. She joined the UW faculty in December 2005 after completing her PhD at UC at Berkeley. Her research addresses the nexus of private and public actors and infrastructure in the movement of goods. Recent research has evaluated the impact of changing shopping and delivery patterns, CO2 emissions in strategic routing and schedule planning in urban pick-up and delivery systems, logistics sprawl, and the relationship between freight activity and the economy. Dr. Goodchild is the Director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center and the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Online Master’s Program. Before attending Berkeley she worked in consulting for 5 years in Europe and North America, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Applied Decision Analysis Inc., modeling business problems such.

Research

Dr. Goodchild is interested in the intersection between supply chain management and freight transportation. As an example of this, recent research is evaluating the changing nature of shopping and implications for goods delivery on CO2 emissions, local pollutants, and vehicle miles travelled. Her interest in economic and environmental sustainability is also demonstrated by her work looking at CO2 emissions in strategic routing and schedule planning in urban pick-up and delivery systems. Dr. Goodchild’s work in understanding supply chains, as they relate to the transport system, is demonstrated by her research funded by the SHRP2 freight data and modeling program, NCFRP 20, the FHWA’s Behavioral based National Freight Demand Model, and surveys and analysis funded by both the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation.

As the founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center and the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Online Master’s Program she leads the University of Washington’s academic efforts in the area of supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation.

Honors and awards

  • Allan and Inger Osberg Endowed Professorship, October 2012 - present
  • Junior Faculty Research, 2012 College of Engineering Community of Innovators Award
  • 2nd Prize, 2008, College-Industry Council on MH Education Outstanding Material Handling and Logistics paper
  • Dissertation Prize Honorable Mention, 2006, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics
  • PRISMS Presentation Competition Finalist, 2003, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science