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Laurie Schintler

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics, Masters Program; Associate Director of Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices
Laurie Schintler



3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Fax: 703-993-0811



Dr. Laurie A. Schintler is an Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she also serves as Director of the Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) Master’s degree program and Director of Data and Technology Research Initiatives in the Center for Regional Analysis. Dr. Schintler received her Ph.D. degree in Regional and Urban Planning in 1996 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her primary areas of expertise and research focus include big data, emerging technologies, transportation, critical infrastructure, and quantitative methods. In these areas she has numerous peer-reviewed publications, reports, and conference proceedings, co-edited volumes, and grants and contracts. She is Area Editor for Journal of Networks and Spatial Economics, Associate Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, and a Councilor-at-Large for the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2017-19). Dr. Schintler is a founding member of the Regional Science Academy (tRSA) and a holder of a US Patent.

Areas of Research

  • Gender
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regional Development
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Transportation Policy
  • Social Media
  • “Big Data”
  • Information Technology