Laurie Schintler


Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University,


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Phone:  703-993-2256
Address:  3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201   


Laurie Schintler received her Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Her areas of expertise are in spatio-temporal analysis, transportation planning and policy, health and medical policy and network analysis and critical infrastructure.

She has produced over 30 co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and a co-edited book entitled New Advances in Transportation and Telecommunications Modeling: Cross-Atlantic Perspectives (2005). This book provides a compendium of papers that highlight recent advances in spatial economics, network theory, methods and models focused mainly on transportation and telecommunications systems. She is also the recipient of a patent (USPTO: 20100306372, Gorman, S., R. Kulkarni, L. Schintler and R. Stough (July 2010). “System and method for analyzing the structure of logical networks.”)

Dr. Schintler has been a Principle or Co-Principle Investigator on a number of grants and contracts. One through the Virginia Department of Transportation involved the development of a micro-simulation traffic model for the I-66 corridor to evaluate the impact of SmarTraveler, a traveler information service, on congestion in the Washington, D.C. region. Other contracts have focused on a diverse set of topics including network modeling for critical infrastructure protection, risk analyses of hazardous materials transportation, GIS modeling of an anthrax release in the Washington, D.C. area and the evaluation a welfare-to-work program in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Dr. Schintler is also actively involved in attending conferences and interfacing with regional science, health and medical policy and national security communities. Efforts to foster international collaboration in the area of transportation and telecommunications research include participation in the STELLA-STAR organization, a joint NSF-ESF sponsored project. She has been invited to participate in a number of expert panels and conference sessions. This includes an expert panel to review NISAC, Department of Energy for Department of Homeland Security, participation in the Workshop on Protecting the Nation’s Blood Supply, American Red Cross and George Mason University, involvement as an expert panel member to a project on Identifying Weights to Measure Transportation Infrastructure vulnerabilities, Transportation Security Administration. She has given numerous invited briefings to industry and agencies within the government, including Federal Reserve Bank, the Department of Homeland Security and the Financial Services Roundtable (BITS), NIH National Cancer Institute.


Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
Dissertation: “Managing Pavement in a Busy Urban Highway Network”

M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
Thesis: “The Use of Optimal Control in Determining Congestion Minimization Strategies”

B.B.A., University of Iowa, 1989

Research Experience

Spring 2004 – present
Associate Professor, The School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Spring 1998-Spring 2004
Assistant Professor, The School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Fall 1994 – Fall 1997
Research Assistant Professor, The School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Summer 1994
Research Assistant, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
(REAL)-a joint venture between the University of Illinois and the
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Urbana, Il

Spring 1990-1994
Research Assistant, Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Summers 1991 & 1992
Research Assistant, Army Corps of Engineers, Construction
Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), Urbana, Il

Teaching Experience

Spring 2015
PUBP 804 Multivariate Statistics (20 students, teaching 4.5, course 4.13)

Fall 2016
PUBP 793 Large Database Construction/Policy – Big Data for Policy (11, teaching 4.71, course 4.71)**New Course

PUBP 754 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Policy (25, teaching 3.53, course 3.47)

Summer 2014 
The Schar School of Policy and Government; George Mason University

Doctoral Students Graduated as Chair
Hena Kazmi (2016)
Yinyue Hu (2016)

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