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|2018 Rising Scholar Award|
A Closer Look at Megan Horst,
Rising Scholar Award Winner
The ACSP Rising Scholar Award recognizes early-career scholars who demonstrate strong potential for a meritorious impact on planning scholarship. The inaugural award will be given each year using two alternating categories, which are intended to acknowledge differences in emphasis on research across programs, including time allocated for research and resources available to support research.
The 2018 winner of the Rising Scholar Award (for non-Tier One Programs) is Megan Horst, Portland State University. Horst recently accepted the award at the ACSP Conference in Buffalo, New York.
Megan A. Horst (PhD, AICP) is an Assistant Professor in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research expertise is in food systems planning, food justice, planning theory, and land use planning that focuses on protecting agricultural land and promoting community food systems. Professor Horst's work has appeared in scholarly publications such as the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Theory and Practice, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Human Values, and Journal of Land Use Policy, as well as professional outlets like Planetizen and the Oregon APA Chapter newsletter. She currently serves as chair of the Toulan School's Diversity and Equity Committee and is on the Executive Committee of Portland State University's American Association of University Professors.
Here’s what Horst had to say about winning this prestigious award:
Q: How did you feel upon accepting the award?
Q: Who do you want to thank, if anyone?
Q: What inspires you about the work for which you won your award?
Q: What's next?