Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff for Planning and Community Development

Aspasia Rigopoulou-MelcherRigopoulou-Melcher, Aspasia (2000)
Director, Planning and Community Development
Associate Professor of Planning and Community Development
B.S., 1985, Business Management and Economics, West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
MPIA, 1987, Economic and Social Development, Rural Development, Southern Europe, and European Union Regional and Agricultural Policy, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Graduate Certificate, Project Planning and Development, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Ph.D. / MURP, 2000, Urban and Regional Planning and Economic Development, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Areas of Specialization: Post-industrial urban and regional economic development, High Technology Development, Public and Private Partnerships, Housing, rural and community development and capacity building.

E-mail: arigopoulou@stcloudstate.edu

Chuks UgochukwuUgochukwu, Chuks (2005)
Assistant Professor of Planning and Community Development
B.Arch., Architecture, 1989, University of Houston
M.Arch., Architecture, 1991, University of Houston
Ph.D. 2004, Urban Design, Jackson State University

Areas of Specialization: Heritage/Historic Preservation; Urban Design; Architecture; Urban/Regional Planning

E-mail: ccugochukwu@stcloudstate.edu

Kristof Van AsscheVan Assche, Kristof (2005)
Assistant Professor of Planning and Community Studies
M.A., 1996, Art History, Leuven University (Belgium)
M.S.C., 2000, Landscape Architecture, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
M.A., 2003, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Leuven University
Ph.D., 2004, Spatial Planning, Wageningen University

Areas of Specialization: Land use planning, planning & culture

Email: kvanassche@stcloudstate.edu

 

minteMintesnot G. Woldeamanuel (2008)
Assistant Professor of Planning and Community Development
Ph.D., 2007, Urban and Environmental Engineering/planning, Hokkaido University, Japan
M.Eng., 2004, Urban and Environmental Engineering/planning, Hokkaido University, Japan
B.Sc., 2001, Urban Planning, Ethiopian Civil Service College
Advanced Diploma, 1996, Urban Engineering, Ethiopian Civil Service College

Areas of Specialization: urban planning, urban transportation planning; the interaction among transportation, land use and the environment; travel behavior analysis

Email: mgwoldeamanuel@stcloudstate.edu

 

 

Kent A. RobertsonIn Memory of Kent A. Robertson (April 29, 1953-February 24, 2007)
Director, Community Development
Professor of Community Studies
B.A. 1975, Political Science, Wake Forest University;
M.C.P. 1977, Community Planning, University of Cincinnati;
Ph.D. 1981, Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware





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