Experts by Expertise: Cities and Urban Planning

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

5/13/19

Robert Adelman

Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

Expertise: urban sociology, segregation, race, immigration, U.S. Census

Phone: 716-645-8478

Email: adelman4@buffalo.edu

5/21/19

John D. Atkinson

Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution control, materials science and engineering, adsorption, life-cycle assessment

Phone: 716-645-4001

Email: atkjdw@buffalo.edu

6/27/18

Annahita Ball

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: family engagement in schools; educational justice and reform; school-based mental health services; school-community partnerships

Phone: 716-645-8951

Email: annahita@buffalo.edu

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

5/16/19

Irus Braverman

Professor of Law

Expertise: laws governing animals, zoos, wildlife, coral reefs, extinction and climate change law, law and society, law and conservation, law and the environment, environmental justice in Israel/Palestine

Phone: 716-645-3030

Email: irusb@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Trina Hamilton

Associate Professor of Geography

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

Phone: 716-645-0482

Email: trinaham@buffalo.edu

5/20/19

Erin Hatton

Associate Professor of Sociology

Expertise: labor movements, gig economy, job security, coerced labor, pay for college athletes, minimum wage, workfare

Phone: 716-645-8476

Email: eehatton@buffalo.edu

12/19/18

Daniel B. Hess

Chair of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: transit systems, urban transportation, urban revitalization

Phone: 716-829-5326

Email: dbhess@buffalo.edu

11/5/18

Yingjie Hu

Assistant Professor of Geography

Expertise: GIScience, spatial analysis, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, big data

Phone: 716-645-1820

Email: yhu42@buffalo.edu

7/17/19

Joyce Hwang

Associate Professor of Architecture

Expertise: animal architecture; habitecture; habitart; wildlife habitats, ecology and architecture

Phone: 716-829-5906

Email: jh96@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

2/19/19

Lucia A. Leone

Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: food access, mobile produce markets, WIC, obesity prevention, physical activity

Phone: 716-829-6953

Email: lucialeo@buffalo.edu

7/17/19

Lina Mu

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: air pollution, cancer, particulate matter, environmental epidemiology, air pollution in China

Phone: 716-829-5381

Email: linamu@buffalo.edu

8/20/18

Ryan Muldoon

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Expertise: social and political philosophy, diversity, international development policy, social norms, behavior change, ethics

Phone: 716-645-0140

Email: rmuldoon@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Samina Raja

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

3/27/19

Nicholas Rajkovich

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Expertise: climate change and cities, adaptation to climate change, building resiliency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate refuge cities

Phone: 716-829-6910

Email: rajkovic@buffalo.edu

 

9/5/17

Chris S. Renschler

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: flooding, soil erosion, watersheds, hurricanes, radioactive fallout, disaster preparedness and response, natural resources management, GIS

Phone: 716-645-0480

Email: rensch@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).

12/26/18

Robert Silverman

Professor 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

11/26/18

Kevin Smiley

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: urban issues, social inequality, environmental justice, climate change, disaster resilience, bicycling, immigration

Phone: 716-845-8465

Email: ktsmiley@buffalo.edu

11/6/18

Korydon Smith

Professor and Chair of Architecture

Expertise: diversity and social justice in planning and design; inclusive design; refugee housing and settlement planning

Phone: 716-829-5908

Email: khsmith@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

Kristin Stapleton

Professor of History

Expertise: modern China; U.S.-China relations; Chinese cities; history of the family, socialism and humor in China

Phone: 716-645-5645

Email: kstaple@buffalo.edu

 

12/26/18

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

5/31/19

Machiko R. Tomita

Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Science

Expertise: aging, falls and frailty prevention in older adults, caregiving for older adults, smart home technology, virtual group exercise

Phone: 716-829-6740

Email: machikot@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

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

7/16/18

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

1/22/19

Andrew Whittaker

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: earthquake engineering; seismic protective systems; blast engineering; bridge engineering; infrastructure; design and assessment of nuclear power plants; performance-based engineering; risk engineering

Phone: 716-645-4364

Email: awhittak@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

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