Faculty

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.

SiteLisa Björkman, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-7929
Emailldbjor01@louisville.edu
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 119

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).

Site     Daniel DeCaro, Ph.D.
Phone
(502) 852-2927
Email  dadeca02
Office  Urban and Public Affairs, Room 218

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

SiteJohn I. Gilderbloom , Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-8557
Emailjigild01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 235

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

SiteFrank Goetzke, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-8256
Emailf0goet01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 214

David L. Imbroscio, Ph.D.

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

Research:

SiteDavid L. Imbroscio, Ph.D.
Phone
Emailimbroscio@louisville.edu
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 120

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

SiteJanet M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-2435
Emailjmkell14
Office

Urban and Public Affairs, Room 100

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.

SiteKelly L. Kinahan, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-8212
Email
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 211

Steven G. Koven, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Research: budgeting and economic development

SiteSteven G. Koven, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-8257
Emailsgkove01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room118

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

SiteAaron Rollins, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-7955
Emailacroll01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 107

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

SiteMatthew Ruther, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-4558
Emailmhruth01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 123A


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

SiteDavid M. Simpson, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-8019
Emaildmsimp01
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 111

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

SiteSumei Zhang, Ph.D.
Phone(502)852-7915
Emails0zhan09
OfficeUrban and Public Affairs, Room 109