Ph.D. City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
MS Urban Studies, Georgia State University
Dr. Hacker is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. His professional and published interests have focused on place-based elements related to integrative transportation planning: transit and non-motorized project evaluation, community outreach and engagement, and coordinated human services transportation planning. His current focus is on the Federal Livable Communities Initiatives and how transportation, housing, and commercial development may be coordinated and integrated to increase transportation choices and foster sustainable cities.
Dr. Hacker is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development, APO25; and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He also serves on the Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) project steering committee H-45: Livable Transit Corridors: Metrics, Methods, and Strategies.