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Lisa Bjorkman

Lisa Björkman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Indian politics and society; networked infrastructures and urbanism; material and infrastructural politics; political ethnography; political representation and state-society relations; water and environmental politics; political economy of urban redevelopment.

Phone: (502) 852-7929
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 119

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Daniel DeCaro

Daniel DeCaro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs and Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences; Director, Social Decision Making & Sustainability Lab

Research: Environmental governance, democracy (e.g., public participation, community governance); environmental decision making and policy; human behavior (e.g., cooperative decision making); interdisciplinary sustainability science, education, and practice; natural resource conservation (e.g., water).

Phone: (502) 852-2927
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 218

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Lindsey L. Evans, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Public administration, social equity, program evaluation, policy implementation, and nonprofit management.

Phone: (502) 852-1588
Email: L.Evans@louisville.edu
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 102

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John I. Gilderbloom

John I. Gilderbloom, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs; Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods

Research: Housing, community development, urban policy in radical cities (Amsterdam/Havana), green/sustainable urbanism, advanced research methods/statistics, and experiential learning in graduate education.

Phone: (502) 852-8557
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 235

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Frank Goetzke, Ph.D.

Professor of Urban and Public Affairs

Research: Urban and Regional Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, Spatial Econometrics, Transportation Planning and Environmental Policy.

Phone: (502)852-8256
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 110

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David L. Imbroscio

David L. Imbroscio, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science & Urban and Public Affairs; Director, Urban and Public Affairs Ph.D. Program

Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 120

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Janet M. Kelly

Janet M. Kelly, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Urban and Public Affairs

Research: State and local government finance and economic development.

Phone: (502) 852-2435
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 100

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Kelly L. Kinahan

Kelly L. Kinahan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Urban Revitalization, Historic Preservation, and Community and Economic Development in Legacy Cities.

Phone: (502) 852-8212
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 211

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Steven G. Koven

Steven G. Koven, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Budgeting and economic development.

Phone: (502) 852-8257
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room118

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Aaron Rollins

Aaron Rollins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Urban and Public Affairs; Vice-Chair, Department of Urban and Public Affairs. Director, Masters of Public Administration

Research: Urban policy, social equity, organizational effectiveness, education policy, and the politics of race.

Phone: (502) 852-7955
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 107

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Matthew Ruther

Matt Ruther, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Urban and Public Affairs; Director, Urban Studies Institute, Director, Kentucky State Data Center

Research: Demography, population estimation and projection, neighborhood change, spatial methodology and analysis.

Phone: (502) 852-8151
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 123F

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David M. Simpson, Ph.D.

Fifth Third Bank Professor of Community Development; Director, Master of Urban Planning Program

Research: interactions of society and hazards, looking at the idea of resiliency and sustainability as a fundamental part of hazards planning and mitigation

Phone: (502) 852-8019
Email: Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 111

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Tamara Sluss, Ph.D.

Director of MA MS Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration in sustainability, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Large rivers, streams, invertebrates, nutrient export, harmful algal blooms, sustainability of aquatic resources, ethnobotany, and renewable energy and land use.  

Phone: (502) 852-4040
Email: 
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 123B

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Sumei Zhang

Sumei Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: Regional Economics, Spatial Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, and Geographical Information Systems, with a focus on its application in Planning

Phone: (502) 852-7915
Email: 
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 109

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