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Shalini Misra

Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP)
Shalini Misra
900 N Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
  • Ph.D., Planning, Policy & Design, University of California - Irvine, 2010
  • M.S., Sustainable Resource Management, Technical University of Munich (Germany), 2004
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Gujarat University (India), 2001
  • Environmental and social psychology
  • Psychological impacts of digital stressors
  • Science of Team Science
  • SPIA 3554: Transdisciplinary Problem Solving for Social Issues
  • UAP 5174: Planning Theory and History
  • UAP 5424: Environment & Behavior Studies
  • UAP 5484: Advanced Urban Research Methodology



  • 2017-18 Co-PI (with Wernstedt, PI) Caution: Heavy Load Ahead, Smart and Connected Communities- Planning Grant, National Science Foundation ($99,354)
  • 2017-18 PI (with Roberts, Co-PI), Thinking and Decision Making in An Age of Divided Attention, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech ($30,000)
  • Social, psychological, and health implications of the Internet and digital communication technologies
  • Environment and behavior studies, specially focusing on the psychological and health impacts of environmental stressors such as information overload and multitasking
  • Science of team science or the study of the processes and outcomes of large scale transdisciplinary collaborative scientific, training, and action research initiatives