About

Jonathan Stiles is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD in Planning and Public Policy from the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in 2019. His research considers the effects and applications of information and communication technologies in urban contexts, with a particular interest in how integrated urban data systems and connected infrastructures allow new insights and modes of problem-solving, even as they create new social challenges. For his dissertation, Jonathan explored how the adoption of evolving forms of remote working such as nomadic work affect transportation system usage in the multimodal urban context of the New York metropolitan area. As an avid pedestrian he also has a growing research interest in urban traffic safety. He has taught courses on social science research methods and science & technology studies as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and as an adjunct instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). An active technologist, he has a professional background in Internet software development, having worked at Razorfish, Sony, Quigo Technologies and AOL. He also holds a masters degree in International Affairs from The New School, and was Director of Technology for the international education nonprofit Pencils of Promise.