CRP grads begin fall semester with faculty positions

August 14, 2011

Three 2011 graduates from CRP's Ph.D. program were offered faculty positions shortly after completing their studies in the spring. They have begun work this fall in various planning departments across the country.

Andrew Rumbach joined the University of Hawaii as an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He is teaching a graduate seminar in disaster management and humanitarian assistance, which includes research from his dissertation titled, "The City Vulnerable: New Town Planning and the Geography of Disaster Risk in Kolkata, India."

Doug Appler, began a one-year visiting position as the Helen Edwards Abell Chair in Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky. In addition to teaching, he hopes to start preservation-oriented community outreach projects, including emulating CRP's work-weekend, where students get hands-on experience in building preservation by saving an important community asset.

Kate Lowe joined the faculty at the University of New Orleans as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Planning and Urban Studies.

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