Dr. Goodchild is the Allan and Inger Osberg Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She is also Director of the Goods Movement Collaborative. Her research interests lie in logistics and freight transportation. 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 marine terminals, international borders, and urban environments.
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.