Alex Faghri, Ph.D.
Adjunct faculty, Transportation Engineering
Dr. Alex Faghri is a transportation professional with 17 years of progressive experience in the public and the private sectors specializing in supply demand congestion management. He is integral to the Traffic Engineering and Land Development sections of the Virginia Department of Transportation responsible for detailed review of Traffic Impact Studies, resolving issues concerning engineering soundness of design, and recommending measures to mitigate the impact of land development projects on the transportation network. Prior to VDOT, he led a diverse set of traffic engineering projects at Jacobs Engineering Group including coordination and quality control of all engineering, safety and operational analyses to improve traffic flow, and corridor management and signal timings. His academic and research expertise lies in travel behavior of Transit Oriented Developments where he developed discrete mode choice utility models to predict mode choice behavior of travelers. Dr. Faghri brings this extensive practice experience into the CEIE classroom teaching traffic engineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels.