THREE NEW FACULTY MEMBERS JOIN MIT/DUSP IN FALL 2012 Over the past year, MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning conducted its largest faculty search in recent memory. As a result, we are delighted to report that this fall we will be welcoming three new faculty members to our department. Gabriella Carolini, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning: … Read More
Leon Yacher (Department of Geography, Southern Connecticut State University) recently published a chapter entitled “Astana, Kazakhstan: Megadream, Megacity, Megadestiny?” in Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects, edited by S.D. Brunn, and published by Springer Science.
Russ Lopez, Senior Research Associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University has published a book, Building American Public Health: Urban Planning, Architecture, and the Quest for Better Health in the United States. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the book is a history of efforts to manipulate the built environment to … Read More
Marcus G. Raskin (Institute for Policy Research) and Gregory D. Squires (George Washington University) published their edited book Warfare Welfare: The Not So Hidden Costs of America’s Permanent War Economy (Potomac Books, 2012).
Donald F. Norris (Department of Public Policy, UMBC). Dr. Norris contributed to a chapter in the Municipal Yearbook 2012 (International City/County Management Association) that provides a snapshot of e-government in the United States in 2011, including the impact of social media and cloud computing, the reasons for and barriers to adopting e-government, and the overall … Read More
Ravi K. Perry (Department of Political Science, Clark University) recently accepted a new position as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Stennis Scholar for Municipal Governance at Mississippi State University in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, beginning Fall 2012. Perry received his Ph.D in Political Science from Brown University in 2009.
J. Rosie Tighe (Department of Geography & Planning, Appalachian State University) received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Consortium. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The $10,000 award was the only one … Read More
Robert Silverman (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo), published the article, “The Nonprofitization of Public Education: Implications of Requiring Charter Schools to be Nonprofits in New York,” in Nonprofit Policy Forum.
Dale Thomson (Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn) was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Political Science with tenure in May 2012. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Local Government.
The UAA is very excited to announce the location of next year’s conference. . . San Francisco! April 3-6, 2013 More details to come.