Kelley S. Coyner, J.D.
Director of Mobility Innovation Policy, Center for Regional Analysis at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Kelley Coyner, the lead on the Mobility Innovation Project for the Center for Regional Analysis, focuses what makes regions smart and sustainable. This Mobility Innovation Project is a public private collaboration to gather  and disseminate best practices and research  on smart mobility or A2CES —  Accessible, Automated, Connected Electric and Shared mobility systems. Recently cited as a Top 50 Sustainability Innovation Leader to watch, Ms. Coyner combines research and practice expertise to help communities, campuses, and companies to understand and harness disruptive technology.

Areas of Research

  • Smart Cities/Digital Communities
  • Innovation
  • Accessible, Automated, Connected, Electric, Shared Mobility Systems
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Mobility Innovation

Experience Ms. Coyner’s served as an advisor, member, or counsel to more than 70 nonprofits locally, nationally, and internationally.  In addition, Ms. Coyner has conducted multi-country and multi-sector program evaluations and stakeholder analyses of conservation, advocacy, housing, community health and other nonprofits in the U.S. and South America. These nonprofits included Save the Children, CARE, Christian Children’s Fund, Oxfam, ProDem, ProMujer, BancoSol, the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, IDEA, and ARCA. As an advisor to USAID, Ms. Coyner established “Friends of Nonprofit” for a network of Bolivian, U.S., and European nonprofits and secured 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Ms. Coyner has authored numerous professional and legal articles and papers on the national security and export control law; federal and state lobbying, ethics, and freedom of information acts, transportation finance, policy, programs and law, and homeland security and emergency management. She has led, facilitated, and written dozens of strategic plans. In addition, Ms. Coyner has published numerous articles, blog posts, and a travel book on South American culture, natural history, and adventure travel as well other nonfiction writing.

Ms. Coyner has testified before dozens of Congressional and state legislative committees, appeared on national and local television and radio and electronic media; lectured at more than 30 colleges and universities; and participated in numerous panel discussions. Recent presentations include connection between national economic trends and the regional economic outlook, what transit means to business and to regional economic competitiveness, increasing the value of congestion pricing across modes, innovation transit finance and funding, and use of performance metrics for transportation project selection.

A native Texan, Ms. Coyner holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a law degree from University of Virginia. She clerked for the Hon. George P. Kazen, Federal District Judge, Southern District of Texas.

Katrin B. Anacker
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Areas of Research: Race and Ethnicity, Urban Policy, Housing

Agnès P. Artemel
Agnès Artemel is president of Artemel & Associates, Inc.

Areas of Research: Market Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Urban Revitalization, Transit-Oriented Development

John S. Earle, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

“John Earle, Professor, SPGIA. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University”

Areas of Research: Economic Development; Economic Policy; Entrepreneurship; Labor Policy; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics

Ellen Harpel, Ph.D.
Dr. Harpel is the founder and president of Business Development Advisors.

Areas of Research: Economic Development Strategies, Business Attraction & Development, Incentives, Workforce, International Projects, Policy Research, Services Research, Fiscal and Economic Impact

John McClain
Mr. McClain is a senior professional with over 30 years of experience analyzing the Washington region and has been working with the Center since 2001.

Areas of Research: Regional Economic Development, Economic and Housing Analyses, Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Land Use Studies, Analysis of Real Estate Markets

John Milliken
Senior Fellow in Residence, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Areas of Research: Economic Development, Transportation

Ryan Price
Chief Economist at Virginia REALTORS

Areas of Research: City Planning, Land Use Policy, Housing Market Analysis, Demographic Forecasting, Local Economic Development, Spatial Analysis, Community Engagement, Urban Design and Placemaking Strategies

Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D.
Dr. Sturtevant is the Chief Economist of Bright MLS.

Areas of Research: Housing, Demographics, Residential Mobility, Policy Evaluation, Regional Economic Development, Quantitative Methods

Mark C. White, Ph.D.
State Specialist, Labor and Workforce Development Policy Research Scholar, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri

Areas of Research: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Strategic Planning, Regional Analysis, Industry Cluster and Value Chain Analysis, Policy Development and Analysis