Active Alum: Kelcie Ralph
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Dr. Kelcie Ralph is an Assistant Professor at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. Dr. Ralph earned her PhD. at the University of California, Los Angeles. For her thesis, Dr. Ralph examined the causes and the consequences of the decline in driving among young people in the United States. Her outstanding work was selected for the ACSP Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning in 2015.

“It was such an honor to have my work recognized for this award,” shared Dr. Ralph, “but the best part was getting to learn about the remarkable work of my fellow recipients.”

Kelcie earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and was selected as a Marshall Scholar in 2009. As a Marshall Scholar, Kelcie earned a Master’s degree at Cambridge University in Environmental Policy and a Master’s of Science at the London School of Economics in City Design and Social Science.

Dr. Ralph’s current research employs experimental and quasi-experimental research designs to explore the efficacy of travel behavioral change programs and the relationship between travel and the built environment.

We congratulate Dr. Ralph on a job well done and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this worthy recipient.

You can read more about Dr. Ralph by visiting her web site at


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