Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College
Seva Rodnyansky, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College, where he teaches courses on urban and environmental policy and quantitative data analysis. Seva’s research focuses on analyzing innovative data sources to draw inferences on planning, policy, and public administration issues as related to housing and real estate, transportation, neighborhood change, residential mobility, and public health. His work has been published in Cityscape, Local Environment, Transportation Research Record. Previously, Seva was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecture at the University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Seva received his doctoral in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy in 2018. His dissertation, titled Household Mobility and Neighborhood Impacts, examined the effect of L.A. Metro’s rail transit expansion on surrounding neighborhoods, in terms of residential mobility and income change. Prior to graduate school, Seva was a management consultant at Booz & Company and PwC/Strategy&, focusing on growth strategy, organizational change, and cost reduction at clients within the automotive, transportation, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Seva holds a BA from Northwestern University in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, and Urban Studies.