Dr. Kevan Shafizadeh is the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento (“Sacramento State”). Dr. Shafizadeh is a professor of transportation engineering and the former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr. Shafizadeh also serves as the Technical Director of California’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, a Caltrans-funded program on the Sacramento State campus which provides training and technical assistance to local transportation agencies throughout the state. He directs the Summer Transportation Academy (STA) for Undergraduate Students, a summer outreach program at Sacramento State funded by the University of California Transportation Center, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Caltrans.
For over a decade, Dr. Shafizadeh led the transportation engineering program at Sacramento State where he has taught courses in transportation engineering and traffic analysis, transportation planning, statistics, and computer applications. His research involves the application of statistics and econometrics to various issues in transportation engineering and planning. He has led research projects on a wide range of topics including: facility improvements, speed studies, freeway and intersection level of service analyses, traffic impact studies, transportation surveys, traffic flow and safety analyses, traffic signal design, transportation planning evaluations, pavement management, non-motorized transportation facilities, and telecommuting evaluations.
Dr. Shafizadeh is an active member of the local and national transportation engineering communities. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a distinguished fellow with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) where he is a member of both the Transportation Education Council and the Transportation Expert Witness Council. He has served as a member of several national technical committees with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) as well as external advisory boards.
Dr. Shafizadeh completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he worked as a researcher and instructor. He also spent one year helping to teach and develop curriculum in a public middle school science class. Dr. Shafizadeh received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is a California-registered Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Professional Transportation Planner (PTP), and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
In his spare time, Dr. Shafizadeh enjoys various outdoor activities, including playing basketball, bicycling, kayaking, snowboarding, fly fishing, and scuba diving. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He, his wife live, and their two sons reside in beautiful East Sacramento, near the Sacramento State campus.