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SCTL Welcomes New Members Amelia Regan and Kelly Rula

SCTL Welcomes New Members Amelia Regan and Kelly Rula
SCTL Welcomes New Members Amelia Regan and Kelly Rula
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August 1, 2022 — The Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center is delighted to announce the appointments of Amelia Regan and Kelly Rula to our team.

Regan and Rula bring a wealth of direct experience, research expertise, intellectual leadership, and teaching excellence that will be invaluable to our students, partners, and community.

Amelia Regan, Ph.D.: Director, SCTL Master’s Degree Program; Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Amelia Regan

Amelia Regan joins us in a dual appointment as both the director of the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree program and an associate teaching professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Regan will teach SCTL 501: Introduction to Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics, the three-day course at the start of the program, as well as several courses in the on-campus Transportation Engineering program.

Regan brings a wealth of teaching and research experience, having held faculty appointments at the University of California, Irvine, in the Bren School of Information and Computer Science and the Samueli School of Engineering. Her research has been supported by various sources including the National Science Foundation, Transportation Research Board, and JB Hunt, and has been published in more than 160 refereed journal articles and conference proceeding papers.

During her extensive career, Regan has addressed a breadth of topics within the broad scope of supply chain transportation and logistics, with much of her work addressing modeling and optimizing freight networks. Before academia, Regan worked as a research engineer, software engineer, and operations research analyst for the Association of American Railroads and United Parcel Service (UPS).

She has a BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MSE and Ph.D. from the University of Texas.

Kelly Rula: Director, Policy and Partnerships, Urban Freight Lab

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Kelly Rula

Kelly Rula has joined us as the Urban Freight Lab’s director of policy and partnerships, leading innovative funding strategies and creative partnerships and contributing to research in the areas of emerging mobility and technology, zero-emissions freight, and transportation policy.

Rula comes to us from the City of Seattle Department of Transportation, where she led the new and emerging mobility portfolio. Her team oversaw shared mobility programs, led policy and strategic direction for new mobility services such as autonomous vehicles and urban freight, and advised on data and technology innovations to help prepare for the future of transportation in Seattle.

Rula previously worked at Amazon Prime Now, the ultra-fast 1- and 2-hour delivery service, leading U.S. expansion and delivery optimization product efforts. Before that, she worked as an environmental consultant, advising public and private sector clients on waste and energy efficiency analysis and behavior change programs.

She previously worked as a researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and the U.S. Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and holds a BA in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin Colleges. Kelly is excited to return to her research roots at the Urban Freight Lab.

About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): The Urban Freight Lab is a structured partnership of academic researchers, public sector agencies, and private sector firms — shippers, retailers, tech providers, property owners, and manufacturers — working collaboratively to identify complex urban freight management problems and design solutions to make industry more efficient and cities more sustainable and livable.

About the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program: A work-compatible hybrid online program, the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics(MSCTL) degree is designed to enable early- and mid-career professionals to advance in their careers. Our innovative curriculum provides students with a 360-degree view of all aspects of supply chain and logistics — facility design, inventory management, data analysis, risk, IT systems, business strategy, freight transport, and performance management — so students graduate ready to make evidence-based decisions and navigate complex real-world problems.