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School of Urban and Public Affairs

School of Urban and Public Affairs

Faculty and Staff

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FACULTY

Ard Anjomani
Ardeshir Anjomani
Director,
Urban Planning,
and Professor
anjomani@uta.edu
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Enid Arvidson
Enid Arvidson 
Associate Professor
enid@uta.edu
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Ivonne Audirac
Ivonne Audirac 
Associate Professor
audirac@uta.edu
Research profile
Karabi Bezboruah
Karabi Bezboruah 
Assistant Professor
bezborua@uta.edu
Research profile
Colleen Casey
Colleen Casey 
Associate Professor
colleenc@uta.edu
Research profile
Richard Cole
Richard L. Cole 
Professor
cole@uta.edu
Research profile
David Coursey
David Coursey
Director,
Public Administration,
and Associate Professor
dcoursey@uta.edu
Research profile
Nan Ellin
Nan Ellin 
Founding Dean
of a new College
uniting the School of
Architecture with the
School of Urban
and Public Affairs
nan.ellin@uta.edu

Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Professor in Practice
rgreene@uta.edu

Rod Hissong
Rod Hissong
Associate Professor
hissong@uta.edu
Research profile
Member, Academy of 
Distinguished Teachers

Yekang Ko
Yekang Ko
Assistant Professor
yekangko@uta.edu
Research profile

Jianling Li
Jianling Li 
Professor
jjli@uta.edu
Research profile
Maria Martinez-Cosio
Maria Martinez-Cosio 
Associate Professor 
and PUAD Ph.D Advisor
mcosio@uta.edu
Research profile
Alejandro Rodriguez
Alejandro Rodriguez 
Associate Professor
aro@uta.edu
Research profile
   

GRADUATE ADVISORS

Karolyn Field
Karolyn Field
Graduate Advisor
kfield@uta.edu
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Anthony Valdez
Graduate Advisor
anthony.a.valdez@uta.edu
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PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Brian Guenzel 
Alan Klein
Assistant Director
Institute of Urban Studies
awklein@uta.edu
Alan Klein 
Rhonda Fields
Assistant Director
Institute of Urban Studies
rfields@uta.edu

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Sara Abraham-Oxford
Sara Abraham-Oxford

Communications
Assistant
saoxford@uta.edu
Jonny Le 
Jonny Le
IT Specialist
tungle@uta.edu

Sara Abraham-Oxford 
Theresa Ross
Administrative
Assistant
tross@uta.edu

 

EMERITUS FACULTY

Jim Cornehls
Jim Cornehls
Professor Emeritus
cornehls@uta.edu

Paul Geisel
Paul N. Geisel
 
Professor Emeritus
geisel@uta.edu

noteworthy

noteworthy
Award-winning Parks Plan
The Institute of Urban Studies’ Saginaw Master Parks Plan won a student planning project award from the Midwest Section of the TXAPA.