We are delighted to announce that two new faculty will be joining the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the fall of 2018: Geoff Boeing and Matthew Lee. Their appointments will help us continue to contribute cutting-edge science and education to pressing and emerging social, economic and environmental challenges locally, nationally and internationally.
Below is an overview of Boeing and Lee’s research interests. We will spotlight them in greater detail in the fall.
Geoff Boeing will join us as assistant professor of sustainability planning and urban informatics. He comes from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a postdoc in the Urban Analytics Lab. Boeing’s research broadly revolves around urban data science, urban form, and planning. This includes studying affordable housing, street networks, and the relationship between the deterministic nature of urban design and the emergent characteristics of urban form that arise out of complex systems. Prior to academia, Boeing worked as a project manager and consultant at Accenture, where he led several projects domestically and abroad.
Boeing holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MS in Information Management from Arizona State University. His research and projects can be found on his website and Google Scholar.
Matthew Lee will join us as a teaching professor to support the Human Services Program. He comes from James Madison University, where he has implemented global education programs in Romania, Germany, Poland, and Croatia, and was the director of the Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab.
Lee’s research interests include the effects of diversity coursework and extracurricular programming; the influence of phenotype on individual-level well-being; and campus climate and intergroup relations.
Lee holds a PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a member of our faculty, Lee will continue his commitment to student research while providing clinical expertise in the Human Services Program.
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