Jamie Montague Fischer



PhD, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014

MS, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

BS, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, Agnes Scott College, 2009

AS, Environmental Design, Middle Georgia College, 2004


Decatur, Georgia

Thesis/Dissertation Topic: 

Transportation Performance Measurement and Management Strategies for promoting Social Sustainability


Fischer, J. and A. Amekudzi. "Quality of Life, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures and Sustainable Development: Strategically Expanding Choice." Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 137. No. 1: 39-48. March 2011.

Amekudzi, A., M. Smith, S. Brodie, J. M. Fischer and C. Ross. “Impacts of Environmental Justice on Transportation: A Performance-based Model for Benchmarking Progress.” Forthcoming in the Transportation Research Record, 2012.

Selected Conference Proceedings

Fischer, J. “Livability and Quality-of-Life Oriented Performance Measures for Transportation Decision Making.” Presented at the 8th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM8), Atlanta, Georgia, June 2012. [Best of AISIM Award Recipient]

Smith, M., J. Fischer and A. Amekudzi. “Why and How to Use Customer Opinions: A Quality of Life and Customer Satisfaction-Oriented Framework for Performance-Based Decision Making.” Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, D.C. January 2012.

Fischer, J. “Integrating Social Sustainability into Transportation Decision Making.” Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2011.

Amekudzi, A., J. Fischer, M. Khayesi, J. Khisty and S. Asiama. “Risk-Theoretical Foundations for Setting Sustainable Development Priorities: A Global Perspective.” Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2011.

Pei, Y., J. Fischer and A. Amekudzi. “Performance Measurement at State DOTs: A Literature Review and Survey of Current Practice.” Presented at the 6th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM6), Newark, Delaware, June 2010. [Best of AISIM Award Recipient]

Project Involvement:


Organizational Performance Management for Transportation Applications (Project Task Manager)


Performance Management at State DOTs

Transportation Decision Making for Social Sustainability

Impact of Environmental Justice Analysis on Transportation Planning

Transforming American Economy and Society through Infrastructure Investment


Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship - Federal Highway Administration (2012-2013)

Terry Gruver Leadership Legacy Scholarship - Women’s Transportation Seminar, International (2012)

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists - ARCS Atlanta (2012)

Honorable Mention: National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship (2011)

Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowmnet Scholarship - Georgia Institute of Technology (2009)


Jamie M. Fischer is passionate about engineering, education, and communications. Her research focuses on incorporating human and quality of life-oriented concerns into infrastructure management, in general, and transportation decision making, in particular. In her graduate coursework, Mrs. Fischer focuses on geo-spatial and statistical analysis methods, survey methodologies, transportation linkages to public health, and infrastructure management.

Jamie is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) at Georgia Tech, having served as WTS President for the 2010-2011 term. In the past, she has served as the Chairperson of the Bahá'í Club, Vice President for Awareness with the Student Movement for Real Change, and newsletter editor for Engineers Without Borders at Georgia Tech, and as President of the Poetry Etc. Club at Agnes Scott College. In the wider community, Jamie volunteers with programs for children and youth devoted to character building, literacy, a sense of world citizenship, and humanitarian service. In her leisure time, she enjoys making music, creative writing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Information:

Email: jm.fischer@gatech.edu