Kelly L. Kinahan

Assistant Professor


Kelly Kinahan is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs.  She received her PhD in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from Cleveland State University in 2016.  Her research focuses urban revitalization, historic preservation, and community and economic development in legacy cities. Dr. Kinahan’s work has been published in Urban Studies, the Journal of Planning Literature, and Economic Development Quarterly.

Kelly previously worked as a practicing planner in Henrico County, Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.  She teaches courses on neighborhood planning, planning theory and history, and the capstone studio.