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Experts by Expertise: Cities and Urban Planning

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at rstern2@buffalo.edu or 716-645-9069 for assistance.

12/5/16

Elizabeth Bowen

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: homelessness, homeless youth and young adults, health issues affecting homeless populations

Phone: 716-645-1258

Email: eabowen@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Trina Hamilton

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: corporate responsibility, social and environmental activism, diamond trade, gentrification

Phone: 716-645-0482

Email: trinaham@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Daniel B. Hess

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: transit systems, urban transportation, urban revitalization

Phone: 716-829-5326

Email: dbhess@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

James N. Jensen

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: public water systems, drinking-water treatment, wastewater treatment

Phone: 716-645-4007

Email: jjensen@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Jerome S. O’Connor

Executive Director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering

Expertise: bridge engineering; safety, design, construction, cost and preservation of bridges

Phone: 716-645-5155

Email: jso7@buffalo.edu

2/15/17

HyungSeon Oh

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Expertise: the electrical grid, including smart grids, the economics of power systems and renewable energy

Phone: 716-645-1022

Email: hso1@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Samina Raja

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: food access, food systems planning, food and urban planning, local government food policy

Phone: 716-829-5881

Email: sraja@buffalo.edu

1/5/17

Peter A. Rogerson

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Geography

Expertise: demographics, population trends, baby boomers, spatial statistics, epidemiology, geographic centers

Phone: 716-645-0483

Email: rogerson@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Robert G. Shibley

Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning

Expertise: urban design and planning, urban revitalization, postindustrial cities, Buffalo and Western New York, the Rust Belt

Phone: 716-829-3981

Email: rshibley@buffalo.edu

Contact: Shibley can also be reached through David Hill in UB Media Relations (716-645-4651, davidhil@buffalo.edu) or Rachel Teaman in the School of Architecture and Planning (716-829-3794, rmansour@buffalo.edu).

12/6/16

Robert Silverman

Professor and PhD Program Director of Urban and Regional Planning

Expertise: shrinking cities, fair housing, affordable housing, gentrification, community development, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods

Phone: 716-829-5882

Email: rms35@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

Director of the Center for Urban Studies

Expertise: urban development, housing, gentrification, distressed neighborhoods, shrinking cities, race and class, U.S.-Cuba relations

Phone: 716-829-5458

Email: htaylor@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Shambhu Upadhyaya

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Expertise: cybersecurity, hacking, encryption, cyberattacks, protecting infrastructure from cyber threats

Phone: 716-645-3183

Email: shambhu@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Greg A. Valentine

Director of the Center for GeoHazards Studies

Expertise: volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, disaster preparedness, supervolcanoes

Phone: 716-645-4295

Email: gav4@buffalo.edu

2/14/17

Andrew Whittaker

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: earthquake engineering, blast engineering, risk assessment of nuclear power plants

Phone: 716-645-4364

Email: awhittak@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Victoria Wolcott

Professor of History

Expertise: civil rights, African American history, race and cities, urban history, gender, sexuality

Phone: 716-645-8411

Email: vwwolcot@buffalo.edu