Sara Reed

Sara Reed
  • Assistant Professor
  • Analytics, Information, Operations academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall


Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Iowa
M.S. in Mathematics, University of Iowa
B.A. in Mathematics and Economics/Finance, Simpson College


Sara Reed studies challenges and opportunities in last-mile delivery. Last-mile delivery is the movement of goods from a transportation hub to their final destination. Her current research agenda explores the impact of parking on optimal routing decisions for last-mile delivery and the potential for new technologies to assist in mitigating the challenges associated with parking.

Research interests:

  • Transportation Logistics
  • Vehicle Routing
  • Last-mile Delivery
  • Urban Delivery


Sara Reed currently teaches undergraduate students in the Business Analytics program. She teaches courses in Data Analysis & Forecasting and Data Mining & Predictive Analytics.

Teaching interests:

  • Data Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Data Mining
  • Predictive Analytics