Jonathan Stiles

Jonathan Stiles

Jonathan Stiles

Postdoctoral Researcher, STEAM Factory

Areas of Expertise

  • Transportation Planning
  • Computer-Mediated Work
  • Science and Technology Studies


  • Ph.D., Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, 2019
  • M.A., International Affairs, The New School, 2010
  • B.A., Music, Bard College, 1994

Jonathan Stiles is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the inaugural STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Research Program at the Ohio State University. He received his PhD in Planning and Public Policy from the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in 2019. His research focuses on the ways information technologies influence travel through changes to work location, and the potential of this knowledge to foster more sustainable, active, and just mobilities. For his dissertation, Jonathan explored how the adoption of evolving forms of remote working such as nomadic work affects transportation system usage in the multimodal urban context of the New York metropolitan area. He has taught courses on social science research methods and science & technology studies as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and as an adjunct instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He has a professional background in Internet software development, having worked at Razorfish, Sony, Quigo Technologies and AOL. He also holds a masters degree in International Affairs from The New School, and was Director of Technology for the international education nonprofit Pencils of Promise.

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