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Joseph F. Hacker

Clinical Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Joseph F. Hacker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  He holds a BA in History from Haverford College, a MS in Urban Studies from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the faculty, he was the Manager of Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning and oversaw Coordinated Human Services Transportation Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine county Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Philadelphia region.

His professional and published interests have focused on place-based elements related to integrative transportation planning: transit and non-motorized project evaluation, community outreach and engagement, and coordinated human services transportation planning.  Dots & Dashes was a signature outreach and planning project funded through the Federal Transit Administration which has been featured in Federal “Train the Trainers” workshops. His current focus is on the Federal Livable Communities Initiatives and how transportation, housing and commercial development may be coordinated and integrated to increase transportation choices and foster sustainable cities.

Dr. Hacker is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Public Transportation Planning and  Development, APO25;  and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  He also serves on the Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) project steering committee H-45: Livable Transit Corridors: Metrics, Methods, and Strategies.