Steven Farber

Curriculum Vitae

Steven Farber portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, Geography Department, University of Utah



  • Ph.D. 2010, Geography, McMaster University
  • Masters of Spatial Analysis 2004, Spatial Analysis, Ryerson University
  • Bachelor of Arts 2003, Geography and Computer Science, McGill University


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Steven Farber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah. His research is focused on urban economic and transportation geography using spatial analytical methods. He investigates how land-use and transport systems effect discretionary activity participation in metropolitan regions, smart-growth policies, hedonic house price modeling, and technical topics in spatial statistics and econometrics. Steven earned a BA in Geography and Computer Science from McGill University in 2003, an MSA from Ryerson University in 2004, and a PhD in Geography from McMaster University in 2010.

Steven is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and co-investigator on 2 federally funded research reports regarding transportation and social exclusion in Canada. Having delivered more than 40 presentations, he is also an avid participant in conferences and meetings of the Transportation Research Board, the Association of American Geographers, and the North American Regional Science Council.