Dr. Goodchild is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She is also Director of the Freight Mobility Lab and Associate Director of the Freight Operations Research Program for Transportation Northwest. Her research interests lie in logistics and freight transportation with a particular enthusiasm for maritime transportation and port operations. In her research she has evaluated strategies to improve port efficiency, the relationships between goods movement operations and air quality, the effect of new technologies on freight transportation system productivity, and the impact of travel time variability on goods movement. She considers the multiple agents acting together that create the transportation system and the incentives for each of these actors. Her primary areas of study are containerized cargo, marine terminals, and international borders.
Dr. Goodchild holds PhD and MS degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of California at Davis. Before returning to graduate school at UC Berkeley she worked in consulting for 5 years in North America and Europe evaluating new products and transportation services using mathematical modeling techniques including discrete choice modeling, optimal routing and scheduling, and simulation.