Dr. Stephanie Ivey
Associate Dean for Research, Herff College of Engineering; Professor, Civil Engineering
Dr. Stephanie Ivey is a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of the Division of Transportation and Logistics with the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (https://caeser.memphis.edu/what-we-do/transport-logistics/). She also directs the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center (www.memphis.edu/setwc) at the University of Memphis and the West Tennessee STEM Hub (www.westtnstem.org), a regional K-12 outreach initiative. Her research includes focus on community livability, transportation operations, and transportation planning and policy. Ivey also has a lengthy and nationally recognized research record focused on STEM and transportation education and workforce. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Transportation Industry Council and the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Management. She serves on the board of the Greater Memphis IT Council and TennSmart. She also serves as faculty advisor for the University of Memphis student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is part of the ITE International STEM Committee.
• Use of social media and sentiment analysis to better understand community livability.
• School walking decisions and safety implications in freight-centric communities.
• Performance measurement in TSMO.
• Use of novel tools (i.e. advanced data analysis, GIS) in operations and planning studies.
• Policy and frameworks for advancing Complete Streets practice.
Transportation workforce development
• Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) workforce.
• Increasing diversity in transportation.
• Impact of transformative technologies on transportation workforce.
• STEM student retention and persistence to graduation.
• Strategies for increasing K-12 students' awareness of and preparation for STEM careers and encouraging STEM for ALL.
Sarram, G. and Ivey, S. (2022). Evaluating the Potential of Online Review Data for
Augmenting Traditional Transportation Planning Performance Management. Journal of
Urban Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jum.2022.01.001
Jordan, S., Ivey, S., Levy, M., Lipinski, M., Palazolo, P., and Waldron, B. (2021). Complete Streets: A New Capability Maturity Model. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 148 (1). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000812
Jordan, S. and Ivey, S. (2021). Complete Streets: Promises and Proof. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 147(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000684
Stewart, Craig. O., Darbeheshti, M., Ivey, S. S., Russomanno, D. J., Howland Cummings, M., Simon, G. E., Schupbach, W. T., Jacobson, M. S., Altman, T., Alfrey, K. D., & Goodman, K. (2021). An Initial Exploration of Engineering Student Perceptions of COVID’s Impact on Connectedness, Learning, and STEM Identity. 2021 ASEE Annual Conference, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36670
Goodman, K., Ivey, S., Stewart, C., O'Brien, S., Darbeheshti, M., Schupbach, W., Alfrey, K. (2020). Launching the Urban STEM Collaboratory. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Virtual Conference. June 22-26, 2020. Paper ID #29081.
Jordan, S. and Ivey, S. (2021). Complete Streets: Promises and Proof. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 147(2).
Ivey, S., Olson, B., and Reeb, T. (2021). Visualizing Equality in the New Mobility Workforce. In. E. Ozdenerol (ed.), Gender Inequalities: GIS Approaches to Gender Analysis. CRC Press. ISBN 9780367184735.
Ivey, S. and Parish, S. (2020). Cultivating STEM Identity through the Peer Mentoring Relationship. In A. Rockinson-Szapkiw, J. Wendt, and K. Wade-Jaimes (Ed.), Navigating the Peer Mentoring Relationship: A Handbook for Women and Other Underrepresented Populations in STEM. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 9781792407932.
Yu, H., Zhou, Y., Ivey, S., and Lang, Y. (2019) Large-Scale Multibaseline Phase Unwrapping: Interferogram Segmentation based on Multibaseline Envelope-Sparsity Theorem. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(11), pp. 9308-9322. 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2926096
Ivey, S. S. (2019). Inspiring the Next Generation Mobility Workforce through Innovative Industry-Academia Partnerships. In T. Reeb (Ed.), Empowering the New Mobility Workforce. p. 317-348, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816088-6.00015-8.
Ivey, S., Powers, M., and Clark, A. (2019) Building a Business Case for Increasing Diversity in the Transportation Workforce. TRR News, September-October 2019, pp. 22-27.
Szymkowski, T. and Ivey, S. (2019) Job Openings for TSMO – Delivering Transportation System Management and Operations Services. TRR News, September-October 2019, pp. 32-36.
Windsor, A. and Ivey, S. (2018) "Mid-Semester Evaluations for Increasing Success of STEM Students." Journal of STEM Education. Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 21-26.
Yang, Y., Ivey, S., Levy, M., and Royne, M. (2016) "Active Travel to School: Findings from the Survey of US Health Behavior in School-aged Children, 2009-2010." Journal of School Health, Vol. 86, No. 6.
Ivey, S., Levy, M., Royne, M., Ford, K., Guthikonda, K. (2016) "Impact of Freight Traffic on School Walking Decisions in Urban Environments." Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 25, No.2.
Rapalo, V., Ivey, S., Hart, M., Schroeckenthaler, K., and Adams, T. (2016) "Evaluation of Factors Affecting Livablity in a Freight-Centric Community in Memphis, Tennessee." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2016.
Sarram, G., Ivey, S. (2018), Investigating Customer Satisfaction Patterns in a Community Livability Context: An Efficiency-Oriented Decision-Making Approach, Proceedings of the ASCE International conference on Transportation & Development, Pittsburg, 2018.
Zhou, Y., Ivey, S., Yu, H. (2018) Large-scale Minimum Cost Flow Algorithm: an Agglomerative Clustering based Approach, Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2018.
Sarram, G., and Ivey, S. (2017) "Evaluating a Survey of Public Livability Perceptions and Quality-of-Life Indicators: Considering Freight-Traffic Impact." Proceedings of the 2017 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, New York, New York, October 26-28.
Zhou, Y., and Ivey, S. (2017). "A Study of Large-Scale Minimum Cost Network Flow Problem." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2017.
Zhou, Y., and Ivey, S. (2016) "Liner Shipping Network Design of Inland and Sea Transportation Nodes: A Two-Stage Programming Approach." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2016.
Fox, A., Stafford, M., Ivey, S., and Levy, M. (In Press) "Marketing Active Transportation to School to Improve Children's
Health: Utilizing Parental Perspectives from an Inner-City Environment." Health Quarterly
Ivey, S., Hall, A., Allen, L., and Bridson, P. (2015) "West TN STEM Hub: Cradle to Career Collaborations for STEM." Critical Conversations: Journal of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Vol. 1, Spring 2015.
Windsor, A., Bargagliotti, A., Best, R., Franceschetti, D., Haddock, J., Ivey, S., and Russomanno, D. (2015) "Increasing retention in STEM: Results from a STEM Talent Expansion Program at the University of Memphis." Journal of STEM Education, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 11-19.
Ivey, S., Golias, M., Palazolo, P., Ford, K., Wise, A., and Thomas, P. (2014) "Transportation Engineering Careers: Strategies for Attracting Students to Transportation Professions." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2414.
Royne, M., Ivey, S., Levy, M., Roakes, S., and Fox, A. (2014) "Parental Perspectives on Walking to School in the Inner-City: Marketing Communications and Public Policy Implications." AMA Marketing & Public Policy Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2014.
Ivey, S. Golias, M., Palazolo, P., Ford, K., Wise, A., and Thomas, P. (2014) "Transportation Engineering Careers (TREC): Program Evolution, Impact, and Lessons Learned." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2014.
Doherty, M., Hart, M., Adams, T., Wise, A., and Ivey, S. (2013) "Defining Livability for Freight-Centric Communities: Identifying Priorities of Residents of the Lamar Avenue Corridor in Memphis, TN." Proceedings of the ASCE 2nd T&DI Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference, Austin, TX.
Ivey, S., Best, R., Camp, C., and Palazolo, P. (2013) "Transforming a Civil Engineering Curriculum Through GIS Integration." Proceedings of the 2013 NSF CCLI/TUES Conference, Washington, DC, January 2013.
Turochy, R., Fricker, J., Hawkins, H.G., Hurwitz, D., Ivey, S., Knodler, M., Young, R. (2013) "Assessment of Introductory Transportation Engineering Course and General Transportation Engineering Curriculum." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2013.
Turochy, R., Fricker, J., Hawkins, H.G., Hurwitz, D., Ivey, S., Knodler, M., Young, R. (2013) "Assessment of Introductory Transportation Engineering Course and General Transportation Engineering Curriculum." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2328, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, pp. 9-15.
Ivey, S., Badoe, D., and Edwards, S. (2012) "National Household Travel Survey Add-On Program: Experience of Stakeholders and Best Practices for Maximizing Program Benefits." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2291, pp. 150-156.
Ivey, S., Golias, M., Palazolo, P., Edwards, S., and Thomas, P. (2012) "Attracting Students to Transportation Engineering: Gender Differences and Implications of Student Perceptions of Transportation Engineering Careers." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2320.
Edwards, S., Ivey, S., Lipinski, M., and Golias, M. (2012) "Bicycle and Pedestrian Studies Based on Data from National Household Travel Survey." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2299.
Jami, N., Ivey, S., Lipinski, M., and Golias, M. (2012) "LED Traffic Signal Retrofits: Implications for Intersection Safety." Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2012.
Royne, M., Ivey, S., Levy, M., and Roakes, S. (2012) "Factors Affecting School Walking Decisions in an Urban Environment: Implications for Public Health and Public Policy." Proceedings of the 2012 American Council on Consumer Interests Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2012.
Ivey, S. and Badoe, D. (2011) "A Review of Policies on Access to Transportation Planning Data and Models: Implications for Transportation Planning Agencies." ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, v137 (4), pp. 438-447.
Russomanno, D., Best, R., Ivey, S., Haddock, J., and Franceschetti, D. (2010) "MemphiSTEM: A STEM Talent Expansion Program at the University of Memphis." Journal of STEM Education, V11, n1&2, pp.25-37.
Opportunities for Prospective Students
Dr. Ivey welcomes inquiries from students interested in pursuing graduate study in Civil Engineering at The University of Memphis with a concentration in transportation engineering.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Ivey from the contact information provided above. Please see the Department's website for more information regarding the application and admission process: https://www.memphis.edu/ce
Courses Taught (University of Memphis)
• Transformative Technologies in Engineering
• Introduction to Transportation Systems Management and Operations
• Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
• Traffic Engineering
• Senior Design
• Transportation Systems Engineering
• Approximations and Uncertainty in Engineering
Honors and Awards
2020 Engineering Educator of the Year, West TN Branch ASCE
2020 Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, ITE International
2020 Excellence in Transportation Engineering Education Award, ITE Southern District
2019 US Delegate, APEC Women in Transportation Forum, Vancouver CA
2019 STEM Advocate of the Year, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network
2018 Tennessee Section ITE Edward E Watt Distinguished Service Award
2016 Whitehaven Elementary STEM Advocate Award
2015 Peter G. Hoadley Outstanding Engineering Educator, ASCE TN Section
2015 Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council Award of Excellence
2012 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Herff College of Engineering
2011 TN Section Institute of Transportation Engineers Outstanding Individual
2009-15 A2H Junior Faculty Fellowship
2009,11-13 Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council Featured Engineer
2008, 2015 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Herff College of Engineering.
2007 ASCE Tennessee Section Young Engineer Award
2005-07, 13-14 ASCE Outstanding Faculty Award, U of M ASCE Student Chapter
2008 ASEE Southeast Section, Best Paper
2007 ASEE Zone III, Best Paper
2005 ASEE Midwest Section, Best Paper
2005 ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Fellowship
Councils and Committees
TennSmart Board of Directors, 2020-2022
Greater Memphis IT Council Board of Directors, 2018-present
NSF College of Reviewers for Undergraduate Education, 2018-present
ITE International Diversity and Inclusion Committee, STEM Subcommittee, 2018-present
Transportation Industry Council, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2016-present
Tennessee STEM Leadership Council, 2016-18
Executive Committee Member, ITE Transportation Education Council, 2012-present
Member, TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel