City & Regional Planning and Community Development Faculty

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City & Regional Planning and Community Development Faculty

  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Planning & Community Development
    City & Regional Planning, Community Development

    Jeffrey Doshna, PhD, AICP

    • Email: doshna@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-204-1213
    • Office: Architecture 213
    • Website: http://sites.temple.edu/doshna
    • Jeffrey P. Doshna is a professional planner, economist and community leader. He teaches courses in community and economic development, quantitative and qualitative research methods and supervises the graduate planning studio. Since January 2019, he has served as a Councilman in Flemington, New Jersey.
       
      His primary research area is community economic development with a focus on community development finance. His current work explores the influences of neoliberalism on the practice of community development through programs like the Federal Healthy Food Financing...

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  • Associate Professor of Practice
    City & Regional Planning, Community Development

    William J. Cohen, PhD, FAICP

    • Email: wjcohen@temple.edu
    • Phone: 302-765-2352
    • Bill Cohen has been a practicing city and regional planner with over 32 years of experience at the municipal and state levels, in addition to the nonprofit sector. He has been on the faculty of Temple University since 2004, where his teaching and research focuses on ecological planning and environmental design. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses including: Planning History and Theory, Land Use Planning; Ecological Planning and Development and People, Places, and Environment.

      Cohen has experience as a municipal planning director and was the...

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  • Associate Professor
    City & Regional Planning, Community Development

    Lynn Mandarano, PhD

    • Email: lynn.mandarano@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9112
    • Office: Architecture 135
    • Website: http://sites.temple.edu/mandarano/
    • Lynn Mandarano is an expert in community engagement and capacity building for collective action to address complex social and environmental concerns. Her research explores how everyone from individuals to regional collaborative institutions develop capacities, such as knowledge, relationships and political will to plan and implement projects that have positive, long-term impacts. Her work in Philadelphia assists communities with capacity building and engages students through community-based service learning projects. 
       
      She is actively engaged in research and has...

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  • Adjunct Faculty
    Planning & Community Development

    Logan Axelson

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    Planning & Community Development

    Gayle Christiansen

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    Planning & Community Development

    James Crowder

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    Planning & Community Development

    Patricia Day

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    Planning & Community Development

    Martine DeCamp

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    Planning & Community Development

    Thomas Edinger

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    Planning & Community Development

    David Feldman

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    Planning & Community Development

    Sean Greene

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    Planning & Community Development

    David Guinnip

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    Planning & Community Development

    John Haak

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    Planning & Community Development

    Kyle Hearing

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    Planning & Community Development

    Meredith Johnson

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    Planning & Community Development

    Melissa Kim

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    Planning & Community Development

    Dennis Livrone

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    Planning & Community Development

    David Manhardt

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    Planning & Community Development

    Terence Milstead

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    Planning & Community Development

    Kevin Moran

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    Planning & Community Development

    Brian Olszak

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    Planning & Community Development

    Nicole Ozdemir

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    Planning & Community Development

    Samantha Porter

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    Planning & Community Development

    Tracy Purdy

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    Planning & Community Development

    Andrew Reid

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    Planning & Community Development

    David Schellinger

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    Planning & Community Development

    Eleanor Sharpe

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    Planning & Community Development

    Martin Sinel

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    Planning & Community Development

    Andrew Svelka

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    Planning & Community Development

    Jon Tehrani

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    Planning & Community Development

    Joanne Walker

  • Adjunct Professor
    Planning & Community Development

    Marissa Waxman

  • Professor Emerita
    Planning & Community Development

    Deborah Howe, PhD, FAICP

    • Deborah Howe was Professor at Temple University for 10 years and Chair from 2006–2015. Her research and professional interests include affordable housing alternatives, community planning for aging populations, commercial land use patterns and the Oregon land use system. Among the numerous accomplishments throughout her career, Howe co-founded the Faculty Women's Interest Group, chaired the Global Perspectives Committee for the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and served as a planner, grants coordinator and community development director in Dutchess County, New York where she administered over $6 million in Community Development funding.

      In 2000, Howe was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) in recognition of her contributions to planning education. In 2005, she was recognized by the Oregon Chapter of American Planning Association for exemplary service during her six-year term as the lead co-editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association—the premier journal in the field of planning. 

      PhD, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
      MS, Natural Resources, The Environmental Advocacy Program, University of Michigan
      BS, Resources Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse