UH Manoa Professor Named Editor of Leading Safety Journal

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jan 28, 2005

HONOLULU — Karl Kim, a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Mānoa, was recently appointed editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention. Published by Elsevier, multi-media publisher of scientific, technical and health information products and services, the periodical is one of the world‘s leading journals on safety, risk analysis and transportation safety.

Kim will co-edit the journal with Dr. Rune Elvik of the Institute for Transport Economics in Oslo, Norway. They succeed Dr. Frank A. Haight of the University of California — Irvine, who served as editor for 37 years.

Previously serving as the vice chancellor for academic affairs at UH Mānoa, Kim has published more than 50 articles and papers on topics related to safety, transportation and urban planning. He holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

With more than 147,000 electronic downloads per year, Accident Analysis and Prevention is currently ranked second among all transportation journals and first among journals on ergonomics and human factors. The journal is published six times a year and is available through Science Direct (www.sciencedirect.com).