Beth Gutelius is the Research Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Senior Researcher at the Great Cities Institute. Her academic and consulting career has focused on urban economic development, labor markets, and the changing nature of employment. Beth has studied the logistics sector for more than a decade and is a leading expert on employment in the warehousing industry. In 2019 she co-authored the report, The Future of Warehouse Work: Technological Change in the U.S. Logistics Industry, with Dr. Nik Theodore. Her current research projects include a study of third-party outsourcing in logistics funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Gutelius received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from The University of Illinois at Chicago.