Carey McAndrews Receives 2016 College of Architecture and Planning Faculty Award


March 18, 2016

Denver, CO – Since starting her faculty position at CU Denver in 2012, Carey has established a vigorous and innovative research program in transportation, which has resulted in numerous publications and attracted significant funding. She has been lead author for 12 out of 16 publications, including five peer-reviewed journal articles, and has another 11 peer-reviewed articles under review or in preparation. She has been Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on projects with nearly $750,000 in external funding. The college selection committee described Carey’s qualifications: “Her articles appeared in top tier journals that reach broad audiences in design and planning as well as related fields.  Her five peer-reviewed journal publications showed collaboration with student co-authors as well as other scholars.  The content of her published research directly supports and enhances the mission of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.  Moreover, these articles reflect a well-developed research agenda and while related, each was distinct in its content and audience.  Furthermore, she has managed large externally funded grants for CAP, and brought in research funding herself, with the capacity to fund students.”

MURP Department Chair Austin Troy said that Carey is “well on the road to becoming a top scholar in her field.” Her work in discovering mechanisms that allow health, safety and environmental goals to become part of mainstream transportation policy and planning practice has the potential to make a significant impact, not only in scholarly research but in practical application. Congratulations, Carey!