Donaghy appointed chair of CRP

September 10, 2008

Professor Kieran Donaghy was appointed interim chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning. Donaghy’s appointment, effective September 8, 2008, follows the resignation of Professor William Goldsmith who served as interim chair for the 2007–2008 academic year.

Donaghy, a regional scientist, came to AAP from the University of Illinois in January of 2007. Donaghy’s teaching and research has involved the use of applied econometrics and dynamic systems modeling to evaluate policy interventions and support planning decisions. Much of his recent research has concerned the design of large-scale economic models for estimating regional impacts of climate change.

Donaghy has been a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission, and other international and state and federal agencies. He was director of the Illinois European Union Center, and he served as the executive director of the Regional Science Association International. He’s recently coedited two books: Regional Climate Change and Variability and Globalization and Regional Economic Modeling.

Donaghy holds a B.A. in sociology from SUNY Albany and an M.S. and Ph.D. in regional science from Cornell.

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