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Welcome to the Association!

Friday, February 1, 2019  
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ACSP would like to welcome the following new members who joined our association during the month of January! Please join us in welcoming all of these new members into our academic planning community!. For more information about ACSP membership, or to JOIN, please visit our website.

Full-Time Faculty from:

  • The University of Hong Kong
    • Alain Chiaradia, Professor
    • Rebecca Chiu, Professor and Head of Department of Urban Planning & Design
    • Chinmoy Sarkar, Assistant Professor
    • Chris Webster, Dean & Chair, Faculty of Architecture
    • Guibo Sun, Assistant Professor
  •  University of North Texas
    • Brian Collins, Department Chair & Associate Professor
    • Simon Andrew, Associate Professor
    • Abraham Benavides, Associate Professor & Department Chair
    • Robert Bland, Professor
    • Lisa Dicke, Professor
    • Hee Soun Jang, Associate Professor
    • Laura Keyes, Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    • Skip Krueger, Associate Professor
    • Leslie Roberts, Principal Lecturer 
    • Yu Shi, Assistant Professor
  • Florida Atlantic University
    • Lilah Besser, Assistant Professor

  • Tufts University
    • Kristin Skrabut, Assistant Professor

Individual Members:

  • Ashraful Alam, Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Management, University of Otago
  • JungA Uhm, Regional Planner Specialist, Southern California Association of Governments

Student Members:

  • Iurii Bandera, Research Associate, Clemson University
  • Philip Gilbertson, Arizona State University
  • Ashley Carmen Kuan, University of Georgia College of Environment and Design
  • Faizaan Qayyum, Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois
  • Jon Brachna, Student, University of Colorado Denver


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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