Sara Reed

Sara Reed
  • Assistant Professor
  • Analytics, Information and Operations Management 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