Scott Kelley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Scott Kelley

Contact Information


  • Ph.D, Geography, Arizona State University, 2015
  • M.A., Geography, Arizona State University, 2008
  • B.S., Geography, University of Wyoming, 2006


Dr. Kelley's work focuses on the use of spatial analysis to understand how emerging transportation technologies can contribute to sustainable outcomes for cities and regions. His ongoing research considers how pathways to encourage the adoption and use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) must consider infrastructure location decisions and travel behavior.  He is also beginning to examine public willingness to travel through connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) under differing operational models.  His methodological strengths are in spatial and quantitative analysis of transportation and energy systems and travel behavior, with an emphasis on the collection of primary data to develop new modeling approaches to help facilitate a transition to a more sustainable transportation sector at all scales.

Class Materials

Research Areas of Interest

Transportation systems, alternative fuels, emerging transportation technologies, travel behavior, GIS, network analysis, spatial modeling, infrastructure


  • Kelley, S., B.W. Lane, B.W. Stanley, K. Kane, E. Nielsen, and S. Strachan. 2019. Smart Transportation for All? A Typology of Recent U.S. Smart Transportation Projects in Mid-sized Cities. Annals of the American Association of Geographers (forthcoming).
  • Lopez Jaramillo, O., R. Stotts, S. Kelley, and M. Kuby. 2019. Content Analysis of Interviews with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Drivers in Los Angeles. Transportation Research Record:
  • Redman, S., K.J. Ormerod, and S. Kelley. 2019. Reclaiming Suburbia: Differences in Local Identity and Public Perceptions of Potable Water Reuse. Sustainability, 11(3): 564.
  • Kelley, S., C. Klenke, A. Fitch, N. Bergrin, A. Hacker, L. Bean, M. Aguilera, and C. Krek. 2019. An Assessment of Bicycle Commuting Activity Using Strava and Implications for Developing Infrastructure. 98th Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: Annual Meeting Online.
  • Kelley, S. 2018. Driver Use and Perceptions of Refueling Stations Near Freeways in a Developing Infrastructure for Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Social Sciences, 7(11): 242-260.
  • Kelley, S. and M. Kuby. 2017. Decentralized Patterns of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fleet Vehicles in Southern California. Energy Policy, in press.
  • Kelley, S. 2017. AFV Refueling Stations and the Complexity of Freeway Interchanges: the Scale Dependency of Network Representation, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31 (2): 346-363.
  • Kelley, S. and M. Kuby. 2013. On the Way or Around the Corner? Observed Refueling Choices of Alternative-fuel Drivers in Southern California. Journal of Transport Geography, 33: 258-267.
  • Kuby, M., S. Kelley, Schoenemann, J. 2013. Spatial Refueling Patterns of Alternative-Fuel and Gasoline Vehicle Drivers in Los Angeles. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 25: 84-92.
  • Sathaye, N. and S. Kelley. 2013. An Approach for the Optimal Planning of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for Highway Corridors. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 59: 15-33.
  • Kelley, S. and M. Pasqualetti. 2013. Virtual Water from a Vanishing River. Journal of the America Water Works Association, 105(9): 471-479.