Faculty and Staff
PPPM Tenure Track Faculty
Colleen Chrisinger Assistant Professor
Research interests: Poverty and employment; low wage labor
markets; regional economic development; workforce
development; social policy.
Renee Irvin Associate Professor
Director, Master of Public Administration Program; Director, Master of Nonprofit Management Program; Director, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Research interests: The economics of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. This includes regulatory oversight of nonprofits, endowment funding, comparative nonprofit/for-profit outcomes performance, rural philanthropy and economic development.
Grant Jacobsen Assistant Professor
Research interests: Environmental economics and policy; energy efficiency and renewable energy; voluntary environmental protection.
Laura Leete Associate Professor
Research interests: Workforce development policy and labor market institutions; poverty and social policy; nonprofit economics and nonprofit labor markets.
Rich Margerum Professor
Department Head; Director, Master of Community and Regional Planning Program; Director of PPPM Undergraduate Program.
Research interests: Environmental planning, land-use issues and collaborative planning and management, decision making and evaluation of implementation.
Gerardo Sandoval Assistant Professor.
Research interests: Theories and strategies of community development; redevelopment of marginal low-income neighborhoods; Interactions of planning institutions with ethnically diverse communities (and immigrant or transnational "shadow" communities).
Marc Schlossberg Associate Professor
Associate Director of National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).
Research interests: The use of GIS personal digital assistants (PDA) for public participation, understanding walkability of the built environment, and safe routes to school for children.
Yizhao Yang Assistant Professor
Research interests: Environmental planning, sustainable design, land-use planning, growth management, housing and residential quality, and feminist study of the built environment.
PPPM Faculty Emeriti
Bryan Downes Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Community governance; strategies for achieving organizational excellence in the public and nonprofit sectors; leadership and management of public sector change efforts, implementing total-quality management, building sustainable communities, American and Canadian.
Maradel Gale Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Sustainable community development, particularly from the grass roots; design of functional work environments in the Pacific, integrating traditional and western cultural concepts.
Judith Hibbard Professor Emerita, Faculty Fellow for IPRI
Research interests: Testing approaches that give consumers and patients more knowledge and control that can improve the quality of their health care and health outcomes; how consumers understand and use health care information; how health literacy affects choices; enrollee behavior within consumer driven health plans; and assessments of patient and consumer activation.
Mike Hibbard Professor, Past President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Director, Institute of Policy Research and Innovation (IPRI) Research interests: Sustainable regional development and the social impacts of economic change, especially natural resource and agricultural development, on small towns, indigenous communities, and rural regions.
Carl Hosticka Associate Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, natural resource policy, government finance.
David Povey Professor Emeritus
Research interests: application of cost-effective technology to protect and enhance the Oregon environment and maintain a working economy, recreation as a regional development activity, sustainable development and regional self-sufficiency.
Jean Stockard Professor Emerita
Research interests: Social planning, with a special focus on youth, families, education, and health; the influence of personal characteristics on decision making; research methods and data analysis.
Ed Weeks Associate Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Applied research methods; how important questions in public administration can be answered through research; the application of rigorous methods to field-based settings.
The purpose of the visiting scholar program is to host people with a scholarly interest in topics related to the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management. The program offers scholars the opportunity to live and conduct research in the United States, network with Oregon faculty and students, and advance their scholarship.
Scholars interested in applying for visiting scholar status should mail or email the following information to the Department of PPPM:
• A formal request and statement of their planned activities while at the University of Oregon; and
• A current curriculum vita.
Syllabus Template "PPPM Instructional Guide"
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Employee Checklist for New Instructors
"Instructional Faculty Information"
This page updated January 29, 2013