Deborah Salon is an Assistant Professor of Transportation in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and also a member of the Graduate Faculty at ASU’s School of Sustainability. Salon studies transportation in cities with the goal of better understanding of how these systems work, and how policies and smart investments might improve them. She is especially interested in solutions that will make our transportation sector more environmentally sustainable. The methods she uses range from qualitative, interview-based research to advanced econometric analysis. Dr. Salon holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. Before joining the faculty at ASU, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University's Earth Institute and subsequently held a research appointment at UC Davis's Institute of Transportation Studies.