Research Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Doran joined the TRC in 2020 and is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. Dr. Doran’s research with the TRC builds on her experience conducting urban field experiments to benchmark land use and urban climate impacts from light rail infrastructure in the southeast US. She is interested in transportation systems as foundational for human interaction and enabling sustainable modes of production and consumption. 

Dr. Doran’s work is inspired by both a fascination with the human-nature relationship, as well as a desire to contribute positive change to the environmental challenges that humans face, such as climate change, air quality, and sustainable development. Her research broadly examines the evolving ways in which humans manage and impact the environment and larger earth system.

Dr. Doran holds a Ph.D. from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in the Division of Earth and Ocean Science, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Tufts University School of Engineering.



  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.S., Duke University
  • B.S., Tufts University


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23 Mansfield, Rm. 210