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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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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.

Associate 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 214

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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.

Director, Master of Public Administration Program, Executive Director of the Urban Studies Institute, Professor in 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.

Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs

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

Matthew Ruther, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs and State Demographer

Research: estimation of populations for small areas, the spatial distribution of populations, and the incorporation of spatial methodologies into the study of social and demographic processes

Phone: (502) 852-4558
Email:
Office: Urban and Public Affairs, Room 123A

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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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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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