Michelle Beiler

Michelle Beiler

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Educational Background

  • B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Delaware
  • M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Pedestrian and bicycle mobility
  • Sustainable transportation performance metrics
  • Transportation planning and GIS
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Sustainable engineering education

Teaching Specialties

  • Transportation engineering
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Urban transportation planning
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Selected Publications

Oswald Beiler, M., McGoff, R., McLaughlin, Shawn. (2017). Trail Network Accessibility: Analyzing Collector Pathways to Support Pedestrian and Cycling Mobility, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 143, Issue 1, 04016024.

Oswald Beiler, M. (2017). "Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Special Issue on Sustainability Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 143, Issue 1, 05016007-1 to 05016007-12.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Mohammed, M. (2016). "Exploring Transportation Equity: Development and Application of a Transportation Justice Framework". Transportation Research Part D- Transport and Environment, Vol. 47, Issue August 2016, 285-298.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Lintz, S. (2016). Sustainable Trail Development: Applications of the GreenPaths Rating System, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol.10, Issue 10, 894-905.

Oswald Beiler, M., Marroquin, L., and McNeil, S. (2016). State-Of-The-Practice Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Practices across Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Review of the Mid-Atlantic Region Post-Hurricane Sandy, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 88 (June 2016), 163-174.

Oswald Beiler, M. (2016). "Organizational Sustainability in Transportation Planning: Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Agency Collaboration." Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 52 (April 2016), 29-37.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Phillips, B. (2016). "Prioritizing Pedestrian Corridors using Walkability Performance Metrics and Decision Analysis," Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE, Vol. 142, Issue 1, 04015009.

Oswald Beiler, M., Seketa., B. and Swiatek, W. (2016). "Investigating Transit and Pedestrian Accessibility for Age-Restricted Communities using Spatial Analysis, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 10, Issue 10, 881-893.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Waksmunski, E.(2015). "Measuring the Sustainability of Shared-Use Paths: Development of the GreenPaths Rating System. Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE,141(11), 04015026.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Treat, C. (2015). "Integrating GIS and AHP to Prioritize Transportation Infrastructure Using Sustainability Metrics". Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 21, Issue 3, 04014053-1 to 11.

Oswald, M., Burkhart, K., and Nicholson, M. (2015). "Evaluating the Impact of Rail-Trails: A Methodology for Assessing Travel Demand and Economic Impacts, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol. 9, Issue 7, 509-519.

Oswald Beiler, M., and Evans, J. (2015). "Teaching Sustainability Topics to Attract and Inspire the Next Generation of Civil Engineers", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice-Special Issues on Sustainability Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers., Vol. 141, Issue 2, C5014001-1 to C5014001-8. 

Oswald Beiler, M., and Caudullo, V. (2014). "Evaluating the Sustainability of Roadway Redevelopment: Lessons Learned from Marcellus Shale Drilling". International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 3, 31-45.

Oswald Beiler, M., McNeil, S., Ames, D., and Gayley, R. (2013). "Identifying Resiliency Performance Measures for Megaregional Planning: A Case Study of the BosWash Transportation Corridor". Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2397, pp. 153-160. 

Oswald, M., and Treat, C.  (2013)."Assessing Public Transportation Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: A Case Study Application". Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 16, Issue 3, 59-77. 

Oswald, M., and McNeil, S. (2013). "Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Support of Mitigation: Evaluating the Progress of Transportation Planning Agencies." International Journal of Climate Change: Responses and Impacts, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 119-132.

Oswald, M., and Treat, C. (2013). "Identifying Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Using GIS: Development of a Transit Inundation Modeling Method". International Journal of Geoinformatics-Special Issue on Climate Change, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 1-10.

Oswald, M., and McNeil, S. (2013). "Methodology for Integrating Adaptation to Climate Change into the Transportation Planning Process", Public Works and Management Policy, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 145-166.

Oswald, M. and McNeil, S. (2013). "Climate Change Adaptation Tool for Transportation: Case Study on the Mid-Atlantic Region", Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 139, Issue 4, 407-415.

Oswald, M. (2012) "Measuring Sustainable Transportation: Integrating Social Sustainability Indicators into Transportation Rating Systems". International Journal on Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 101-114.

Oswald, M., Li, Q., McNeil, S., and Trimbath, S. (2011). "Measuring Infrastructure Performance: Development of a National Infrastructure Index."  Public Works Management and Policy, Vol. 16, Issue 4, 373-394.

Li, Q., McNeil, S., Foulk, T., Calhoun, J., Oswald, M., Kreh, E., Gallis, M., Trimbath, S. (2011). "Capturing Infrastructure Performance: Data Availability, Needs, and Challenges."  In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2256: Urban Data and Traffic Systems. Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., pp. 191-201.

Oswald, M., and McNeil, S.  (2010). "Rating Sustainability: Transportation Investments in Urban Corridors as a Case Study."  Journal of Urban Planning and Development.  American Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 136, Issue 3, 177-185.