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Dr. Sharon Gaber Named Fifth Chancellor of UNC Charlotte

Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper has named Dr. Sharon L. Gaber as the fifth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Gaber currently serves as president of The University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and is recognized nationally for her efforts to increase enrollment, improve graduation and retention rates, keep education affordable, and make the campus environment diverse and environment. Education Dive named her one of five higher education leaders to watch in 2018 and beyond.

“Sharon Gaber’s impressive career at each level of education made her stand out as the ideal candidate to lead UNC Charlotte into its next phase of success,” said Dr. Roper. “Her many past achievements and future goals will benefit both the UNC System and UNC Charlotte. I have great confidence that the university will continue to grow and develop under her strong leadership.”

Dr. Gaber was selected by Dr. Roper for approval by the Board of Governors from a group of finalists. The finalists for the position were chosen by a 16-member chancellor search committee and the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. The search committee included faculty, staff, students, alumni and other community members.

"Our board was highly impressed with Dr. Gaber from the outset. She has proven herself time and time again to be up for any challenge that she has been presented with," said Board of Governors Chair Randy Ramsey. "She has won high, deserved praise from her peers and the students, faculty, staff and alumni that she has led. We wanted to find someone with a unique set of skills and background to lead one of our most important institutions. I firmly believe we have found those qualities in Dr. Gaber."

A career educator with a background in city and regional planning, Dr. Gaber became the first female president at UToledo following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. She also served as interim provost at Auburn and as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and her doctoral degree from Cornell University. Under Dr. Gaber’s leadership, UToledo’s student retention and graduation rates rose to all-time highs, and the school achieved its strategic plan target graduation rate three years ahead of schedule, moving nearly nine percentage points from 2017 to 2019.

"This is a historic moment for UNC Charlotte at a historic time in our nation and in higher education. We are fortunate to have found a strong, innovative and accomplished leader like Sharon Gaber to guide UNC Charlotte through the next chapter in its history and to solidify our position as a top-tier, nationally recognized university," said Michael Wilson, chair of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees and the chancellor search committee. "She is the right leader at exactly the right time to chart the university’s next chapter at a pivotal point in our 74-year history. We look forward to her leadership in ensuring that UNC Charlotte continues to advance the educational, economic and social needs of the Charlotte region and beyond."

Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, Chancellor-elect of UNC Charlotte

Dr. Sharon L. Gaber

Dr. Gaber will succeed Philip L. Dubois, who will retire on June 30, after 15 years of distinguished service. She will be the second woman to lead the institution, following in the footsteps of university founder and philanthropist Bonnie Cone.

"I am truly excited and grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the fifth chancellor of UNC Charlotte and join the Niner Nation family," said Dr. Gaber. "While we are experiencing unprecedented times in our nation, I am prepared to work with the faculty, staff, students, alumni and local leaders to navigate our new realities together and build on the University’s strong legacy of academic excellence, cutting-edge research and community engagement. I believe in the importance of the institution’s mission as North Carolina’s urban research university, and the critical role UNC Charlotte plays in the largest city in the state."

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Niner Nation,

I am very pleased to share that the UNC Board of Governors voted today to confirm Dr. Sharon L. Gaber as the next chancellor of UNC Charlotte.

It has been my privilege to chair the chancellor search committee, which evaluated an extensive pool of candidates to lead this great University. The committee worked diligently over the past eight months to solicit input, review applications and interview candidates. At the end of the process, the committee made its recommendation to the Board of Trustees which, in turn, approved and submitted the names of two finalists to UNC System Interim President Bill Roper. We are grateful that Interim President Roper and the Board of Governors have selected Dr. Gaber to assume this leadership role.

After a comprehensive search process, we are confident Dr. Gaber is the right person at the right time to chart UNC Charlotte’s next chapter in the history of our institution.

As president of the University of Toledo in Ohio, Dr. Gaber is recognized nationally for her efforts to increase enrollment, improve graduation and retention rates, keep education affordable and make the campus environment diverse and inclusive. Education Dive named her one of five higher education leaders to watch in 2018 and beyond.

A career educator with a background in city and regional planning, she became the first female president at the University of Toledo following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Gaber also served as interim provost at Auburn, and as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a doctoral degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Gaber not only understands our mission, our opportunities and our challenges, but also she brings a keen perspective and innovative vision that will help guide us through these unprecedented times in our nation’s history and move UNC Charlotte forward as we solidify our position as a top-tier, nationally recognized university. As she becomes the University's fifth chancellor, she will be the second woman — after founder Bonnie Cone — to lead the institution. References spoke of Dr. Gaber’s compassionate leadership, collaborative and open communication style, and dedication to serving the community, which was certainly evident during my time with her. I encourage you to read more about her impressive background on the chancellor-elect website.

I want to express my deep appreciation to Phil Dubois for leading UNC Charlotte during the past 15 years, including his continued leadership of the University through June before passing the “pickaxe” to Dr. Gaber. My thanks to the search committee and the Board of Trustees for their hard work and dedication, and to the members of the University community who contributed invaluable feedback throughout the search process.

Dr. Gaber's official start is expected to be later this summer and we look forward to updating you on those details soon. To ensure leadership continuity, Provost Joan Lorden will serve as interim chancellor beginning July 1 and until Dr. Gaber arrives on campus. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gaber and giving her a warm welcome to Niner Nation.

Sincerely,

Michael Wilson '93 Chair, UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees and Chancellor Search Committee

Michael Wilson '93
Chair, UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees and Chancellor Search Committee

Download Dr. Gaber's Biography

Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, president at The University of Toledo, has been named UNC Charlotte’s fifth chancellor, following the retirement of Philip L. Dubois in June 2020.

Dr. Gaber began her tenure as the 17th president of The University of Toledo in July 2015. An academic with a background in city and regional planning, she came to the UToledo presidency following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. She also has been an interim provost at Auburn University and a faculty member and administrator at the University of Nebraska.

At UToledo, Dr. Gaber focused on elevating the national stature of one of the country’s most comprehensive institutions of higher education. 

Education Dive named her one of five higher education leaders to watch in 2018 and beyond. 

During her tenure at UToledo, Dr. Gaber: increased student enrollment; strengthened the University’s focus on research; added programs and training to improve diversity, inclusion and sexual assault awareness; implemented myriad strategies to promote student success, including requiring second-year students to live on campus, launching the Tuition Guarantee and digital course content programs to help keep a college degree affordable, and created an agreement with the local transit provider; elevated faculty and staff recognition; increased philanthropy; and enacted numerous cost-saving measures while seeking new ways to generate revenue.

In 2018, the NCAA Board of Governors named her to the Association’s strategic planning working group. She also serves as the Mid-American Conference representative on the Division 1 NCAA Presidential Forum.

Dr. Gaber was elected chair of the Inter-University Council of Ohio in 2019 and is a board member for the Regional Growth Partnership, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and her doctoral degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University. She is the mother of three.

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SHARON L. GABER

President •  University of Toledo • Toledo, Ohio

Education

  • PhD     Cornell University, City & Regional Planning
  • MPL    University of Southern California, Urban Planning
  • AB       Occidental College, Economics and Urban Studies

Administrative

PRESIDENT

2015-present • University of Toledo • 20,000+ students • Comprehensive University • High Research • $800 million budget

Chief Executive Officer for public, comprehensive research institution in Ohio; Professor in Urban Planning

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee 13 Colleges including College of Medicine and Life Sciences; College of Pharmacy; College of Law
  • Developed academic affiliation between College of Medicine and ProMedica Health System-agreement will infuse $2 billion in UT College of Medicine
  • Oversee University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Increased fundraising each year
  • Received UT’s largest gift ever ($30 million+)
  • Initiated comprehensive fundraising campaign
  • Completed branding study and implementation
  • Increased research funding each year
  • Hosted DOE National Lab day UT, with reps from 17 labs
  • Increased enrollment while improving student quality
  • Stabilized budget and eliminated budget shortfall
  • Increased retention each year
  • Increased 6 year graduation rates (9% in 4 years)
  • Mid American Conference (MAC) representative on NCAA Presidential Forum
  • Named to NCAA Presidential Forum Executive Committee
  • Selected to be on NCAA Strategic Planning Committee
  • Developed:
    • Strategic Plan, 2017-2022
    • Master Plan
    • Strategic Enrollment Plan
    • Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan

PROVOST & VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

2009-2015 • University of Arkansas • 25,500+ students • Flagship, land grant • Very High Research-Carnegie I • $800 million budget

Chief Academic Officer for public flagship, land grant institution in Arkansas; Professor in Sociology

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee 9 Deans:
    • Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Science
    • Fay Jones School of Architecture
    • Sam M. Walton College of Business
    • College of Education and Health Professions
    • College of Engineering School of Law
    • Graduate School and International Education
    • Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
    • University Library
    • Honors College
  • Oversee 6 Vice Provosts / Associate Vice Chancellors:
    • Academic Affairs
    • Enrollment Management and Admissions
    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Distance Education
    • Student Affairs / Dean of Students
    • Research and Economic Development
    • Information Technology
  • Grew enrollment by nearly 40%, while increasing student quality
  • In conjunction with Chancellor, announced bid to move to Top 50
  • Increased university 6-year graduation rate
  • Initiated and implemented new Intersession terms
  • Initiated and implemented centralized classroom scheduling
  • Developed university maternity leave policy
  • Developed sustainability and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Oversee tenure and promotion –moved process online
  • Overhauled/expanded distance education programs
  • Initiated department chair/head training
  • Oversaw overhaul of Academic Integrity code
  • Work with colleges/Chancellor on Campaign Arkansas ($1 billion campaign)

INTERIM PROVOST & VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

2008-2009 • Auburn University

Chief Academic Officer for public land grant institution in Alabama.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Program and policy development
  • Faculty hiring and personnel issues
  • Chair University Tenure & Promotion Committee
  • Oversee 14 Deans:
    • College of Agriculture
    • College of Architecture, Design and Construction College of Business
    • College of Education
    • Sam Ginn College of Engineering
    • School of Forestry
    • Graduate School
    • College of Human Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • School of Nursing
    • Harrison School of Pharmacy
    • College of Science and Mathematics
    • University Library
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Oversee 3 Associate Provosts
  • Responsible for academic budget
  • Strategic plan implementation

SENIOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST

2007-2008 • Auburn University

Responsible as second to Provost for full range of Provost duties including, but not limited to:

  • Administer Academic Honesty Code and process
  • University Strategic Plan development and implementation
  • Academic space planning and assignments
  • Develop/present university academic policies:
    • Directed Readings Policy
    • Incomplete grade/grade change policy
    • Resignation/withdrawal policy
  • Chair Enrollment Management Council-set enrollment goals by college/school
  • Prepared and presented part of department head training
  • Responsible for all academic personnel—hiring and grievance issues
  • Responsible for academic budget (approx. $200 million)
  • Responsible for Provost’s annual allocations (approx. $4 million)
  • Administer approximately $5 million summer budget allocations
  • Regular interface with General Counsel
  • Presentations on academic initiatives to Board of Trustees
  • Work with 3 Associate Provosts and directly with Deans of 12 colleges/schools, library and graduate school
  • Chair Tenure & Promotion Committee, beginning Fall 2008
  • Direct reports include Deans/Directors of:
    • Graduate School
    • Office for International Education
    • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts
    • Women’s Studies Program
    • Office of International Technology
    • Program for Students with Disabilities

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

2005-2007 • Auburn University

Responsible as second to Provost for full range of Provost academic administration duties including, but not limited to:

  • Administer Academic Honesty Code and process
  • Responsible for all academic personnel—hiring and grievance issues
  • Responsible for academic budget (approx. $200 million)
  • Responsible for Provost’s annual allocations (approx. $4 million)
  • Administer approximately $5 million summer budget allocations
  • Regular interface with General Counsel
  • Presentations on academic initiatives to Board of Trustees
  • Chaired investigation on academics and athletics

ASSOCIATE DEAN & PROFESSOR

College of Architecture, Design & Construction • 2002-2006 • Auburn University

Responsible for all aspects of college enhancement (after Dean):

  • Sole Associate Dean in college with 6 programs comprised of 1700 students
  • Responsible for reviewing/administering $5 million+ budget
  • Tenure and promotion mentoring
  • Oversee Student Services Academic Advising office
  • Helped develop curriculum for new Design-Build Master’s Degree
  • Research/sponsored programs—grants administration and proposal development
  • Increased research funding 400%, 2002-2005
  • Developed College research seed grant program
  • Graduate program enhancements

INTERIM PROGRAM CHAIR, COMMUNITY PLANNING and GRADUATE PROGRAM OFFICER

School of Architecture • 2002-2005 • Auburn University

  • Successfully achieved initial Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accreditation
  • Faculty and student recruitment and mentoring
  • Interdisciplinary focus
  • Increased students in program 200%
  • Increased student diversity to 30% of student population
  • Regular interface with Graduate School

FACULTY ASSOCIATE TO VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH

2001-2002 • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Competitively selected by Chancellor of university for faculty fellowship program to work with Vice Chancellor for Research:

  • Developed new arts, humanities and social sciences research grants in aid program
  • Invited/coordinated NSF social sciences directorate visit and presentation on grantsmanship
  • Assessed research funding by college and department
  • Identified major funding sources by college/department
  • Sought to increase prestigious awards by UNL researchers
  • Worked with Research Office on communications to faculty
  • Served on Associate Vice Chancellor for Research search committee
  • Served as reviewer for university competitive research grants

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, COMMUNITY & REGIONAL PLANNING

2001-2002 • University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Responsible for managing all aspects of an accredited, academic department:

  • Developed new curriculum models and new coursework
  • Created departmental newsletter sent to alumni
  • Increased research funding
  • Developed college-wide research analysis and plan
  • Departmental Graduate Committee Chair
  • Chaired thesis committees
  • Graduate student advisement
  • Internship Coordinator

CO-CHAIR OF CHANCELLOR’S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

1999-2000 • University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Selected by Chancellor as Co-Chair of Commission on the Status of Women (chaired by faculty representative and staff representative):

  • Conducted annual climate and needs survey
  • Prepared report and presentation to Chancellor
  • Identified areas for improvements

DIRECTOR/LECTURER, COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY, NEW YORK CITY FIELD STUDY PROGRAM

1990-1991 • Cornell University

  • Directed program with 20 students/semester and 2 staff members
  • Responsible for budget, facilities, staff management and coordination with Cornell’s campus in Ithaca

Academic Appointments

  • Professor (with tenure), University of Toledo
  • Professor (with tenure), University of Arkansas
  • Professor (with tenure), Auburn University
  • Associate Professor, (with tenure), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lecturer, Cornell University
  • Visiting Professor, New York University

Corporate/Community Boards

  • 2015-present: Regional Growth Partnership Executive Board
  • 2017-present: Lucas County Port Authority Board,
  • 2015-2019: Toledo Metro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board
  • 2009-2015: University of Arkansas Fayetteville Campus Foundation, Board of Directors 2009-2015: Arkansas Research and Technology Park Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2010-2015: Simmons First National Corporation, Bank Board of Directors (Publically traded company)
  • 2013-2015: Washington Regional Medical Center, Board of Directors

Selected Honors and Awards

2020

  • YWCA Milestone award recipient, press conference announcing 12/4/19; award 3/20

2018

  • Ohio Cancer Research, Grand Illusions Sautee, Toledo, OH
  • One of 5 Higher Ed Leaders to Watch, Education Dive and EAB.

2013

  • APLU, COACHE Panel of Women Administrators, Washington DC

2009

  • Women’s Resource Center, Women of Distinction, Faculty Award, Auburn University

2006

  • Distinguished Leadership Award-Professional Planner, Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association

2002-2004

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB), The National Academies, Project Panel, H-30 Coordinating Human Service Transit, Washington DC

2001-2002

  • Faculty Associate to Vice Chancellor for Research, Appointed by Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2000-2003

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB), The National Academies, Project Panel, H-26 Economic Benefits of Coordinating Human Service Transportation and Transit Services, Washington DC.

1998-2002

  • Leicester Hyde Professorship in Community & Regional Planning, Externally reviewed, endowed chair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1999-2002

  • Fellow, Center for Applied Rural Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1999-2000

  • Chair, Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (co-chair)

1997-2000

  • Center for Great Plains Studies Board of Directors, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1997-2002

  • Graduate Faculty Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1995-2002

  • Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1995-1998

  • Peer Review Teaching Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1992

  • Selected as “Woman of Influence,” “Women as Leaders: Identity and Image,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1991

  • Community and Rural Development Innovator Award, Community and Rural Development Institute, Cornell University

1987

  • Gordon Whitnall Award for outstanding potential in the field of planning, University of Southern California, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Grants Received/Funded Research

2003

  • Research Equipment Grant: Geographic Information Systems Equipment for CADC, funded by Vice President for Research, Auburn University - $33,000

2002

  • Academic Program Priority: Creation of new “Community Development Program” University of Nebraska-Lincoln (with J. Allen) - $650,000

2001

  • Lincoln Housing Authority/Housing & Urban Development (HUD): Assessment of Minimum Earned Income (MEI) Requirement (with J. Gaber) - $34,521
  • Center for Disease Control/Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Evaluation (Phase 2) (with J. Gaber) - $24,560
  • Center for Disease Control/Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: HIV/IDS Prevention Program Evaluation (with J. Gaber and G. Scholz) - $24,000
  • Cooper and Woods Foundations: (Phase II) Analysis of Refugees in Lincoln, Nebraska (with J. Gaber) - $7,000

2000

  • Federal Highway Administration and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR): Study of Truck Parking at Interstate Rest Stops in Nebraska (with J. Gaber and A. Khattak) - $77,846
  • Cooper and Woods Foundations: (Phase 1) Analysis of Refugees in Lincoln, Nebraska (with J. Gaber) - $3,000
  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED): Housing Market Study (with J. Allen) - $105,000
  • National Association of Truckstops Organization (NATSO) Foundation (Alexandria, Virginia): Analysis of Factors Influencing Non-Fuel Sales at Truckstops (with J. Gaber) - $9,993
  • Business Development Council (Lincoln, NE): Strategic Action Plan for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (with J. Gaber) - $700
  • East ‘O’ Street Resolution Project: Street Widening Conflict Resolution Meetings, Funded by Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce (with J. Gaber) - $10,750

1999

  • Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance (Nebraska): Policy Analysis for Corridor Counties and Communities (with G. Scholz, D. Aiken, T. Huston) - $48,500

1998

  • Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) and Nebraska Department of Roads Grants: Developing a Statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan (with P. McCoy, J. Gaber and B. Tobin) - $30,000

1997

  • Council on Community Planning & Design: Hispanic Homelessness in Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (with R. Cantarero) - $1,400

1996

  • Women, Infants, and Children Special Project Grant: Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture, for the Nebraska Department of Health (with J. Gaber) - $200,661
  • Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) and Nebraska Department of Roads Grant: Statewide Transit Needs Assessment - $53,367
  • Nebraska Department of Social Services Grant: Statewide Human Services Needs Assessment (with J. Gaber) - $10,447

1995

  • University of Nebraska Research Council Grant: The Role of Nonprofits in Rural Community Sustainability - $2,620
  • University of Nebraska International Affairs Faculty Affiliate Grant: To incorporate international issues into Social Planning course - $400
  • Campaign for New Communities: Hierarchies of acceptability and NIMBY studies. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Dear, University of Southern California - $40,000

1994

  • Lied Foundation-Nebraska Lied Main Street Program: Co-author with John Gaber and Don Macke (Nebraska Department of Economic Development) of grant to initiate Main Street Program - $350,000
  • Nebraska Department of Roads: Guidelines for Free Right-Turn Lanes at Unsignalized intersections and Rural Two-Lane Highways; Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick McCoy, University of Nebraska – total $58,657
  • EA Science and Technology: Socio-economic Analysis for South Locust Interchange, Grant Island, Nebraska; (with J. Gaber) - $5,500

1992

  • University of Nebraska Research Travel Grant: Conference travel grant - $500

Publications

2008

  • “Pix Tricks,” Planning, 74 (3) (with J. Gaber).

2007

  • Qualitative Methods for Planners and Policymakers, (book) APA Planners Press (with J. Gaber).

2006

  • “Institutional Support for Community-Based Architecture and Planning Outreach Scholarships at Auburn University,” (book chapter) in Service Learning in Architecture & Planning, AAHE (with D. Bennett).

2005

  • “Commercial Truck Parking Analysis: Method to the Madness or Madness in the Method?” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, (with J. Gaber) 131(1) (refereed).

2004

  • “The Internationalization of the Great Plains: An Analysis of Refugee Resettlement Patterns,” Great Plains Research (with J. Gaber et al.) 14(2) (refereed).
  • “If You Could See What I Know: Moving Planners’ Use of Photographic Images from Illustrations to Empirical Data,” Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, (with J. Gaber) 21(3) (refereed).

2002

  • “Using Focus Groups and Nominal Group Techniques for Better Understanding of the Transit Disadvantaged Needs,” Transportation Planning and Technology, (with J. Gaber) (refereed).

1999

  • “A Qualitative Assessment of Transit Needs: The Case of Nebraska,” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, (with J. Gaber) 125(2) (refereed).
  • “’Not In My Backyard’: Controversial Facility Siting in the Western Planner States,” The Western Planner, (with J. Gaber) 20(1) (refereed).

1998

  • “Controversial Facility Siting in the Urban Environment: Resident and Planner Perceptions in the USA,” Environment & Behavior, 30(2) (with L. Takahashi) (refereed).

1997

  • “Utilizing Mixed-Method Research Design in Planning,” Journal of Planning Education and Research, 17 (2) (with J. Gaber) (refereed).
  • “Hispanic Migrant Laborer Homelessness in Nebraska: Examining Agricultural Restructuring as One Path to Homelessness,” Mid-American Review of Sociology, 20 (1&2) (with R. Cantarero) (refereed).
  • “Seeing People Differently: The Socio-Spatial Construction of Disability,” Environment & Planning D: Society & Space, (with M. Dear, L. Takahashi, and R. Wilton), 15, pp. 455-480, (refereed).

1996

  • “From NIMBY to Fair Share: The Development of New York City’s Municipal Shelter Siting Policies, 1980-1990,” Urban Geography, 17 (4), pp. 294-216, (refereed).
  • “Niches of Homelessness in Rural Nebraska: Bolstering Existing Understandings,” Great Plains Research, 6(1), 61-83, (refereed).

1995

  • Mobilizing the Community and The New Localism; book review, (with J. Gaber) Journal of Urban Affairs, 17 (3).

1994

  • “Environmental Racism/Classism: The Role of Race and Income in Municipal Shelter Siting, 1980- 1990,” (with B. Kunde), Colloqui: Cornell Journal of Urban & Regional Planning, Spring, pp. 78-83, (reviewed).
  • “Beyond Sectoral Explanations: Geographic Differences in Homelessness,” Review Essay, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 14(1), pp. 71-73, (reviewed).

1993

  • “Women in Planning Education and the Planning Profession: Making Progress,” The Western Planner, 4(5), pp. 5-7, (refereed).

1992

  • Cooperatives and Community Development Economics in Social Perspective, book review; Great Plains Research, pp. 127-129.

1990

  • “The Politics of Homelessness,” with Glenda Laws, in Geographic Dimensions of United States Social Policy, (Edward Arnold: London, England), edited by J. Kodras and J. P. Jones, pp. 59-85.

1987

  • Planning Canadian Communities, book review, with Michael Dear, Review of Canadian Studies.

Professional Reports

2002

  • The Minimum Earned Income Requirement of the Lincoln Housing Authority, prepared with J. Gaber, for the Lincoln Housing Authority
  • Prevention for Latina Women, prepared with J. Gaber, for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

2001

  • Nebraska Housing Market Study, prepared for Nebraska Department of Economic Development, withJ. Allen et al.
  • More Than Fuel: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Non-Fuel Sales at Truckstops and Travel Plazas, prepared for the NATSO Foundation, with J. Gaber
  • Lincoln, Nebraska Refugee Study: Enumeration and Programmatic Assessment, prepared for the Woods Charitable Fund and Cooper Foundation, with J. Gaber.
  • Commercial Vehicle Parking Along the Interstate and Major Highways in Nebraska, prepared for the FHWA and Nebraska Department of Roads, with J. Gaber and A. Khattak.

2000

  • Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Business Development Council, Strategic Action Plan: The Process and Outcome, report, prepared for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, with J. Gaber.
  • East ‘O’ Street Resolution Meetings: Bridging Businesses and the City Together, report, prepared for the Lincoln City Council, with J. Gaber.

1999

  • East ‘O’ Street-Widening Project: Business Community Issues Identification, report, prepared for the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and City of Lincoln Department of Public Works, with J. Gaber.
  • Policy Analysis of the Lower Platte River, report, prepared for the Lower Platte River Alliance, with G. Scholz, D. Aiken, and T. Huston.
  • Examining the Combined Services Plan: An Evaluation Using the Case of Panhandle Community Services, report, prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, with J. Gaber.
  • State of Nebraska Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan, technical report, prepared for Nebraska Department of Roads, with P. McCoy, J. Gaber, B. Tobin.

1997

  • Transit Needs & Opportunities in Mid-Sized Communities in Nebraska, technical report, prepared for the Mid America Transportation Center and the Nebraska Department of Roads.

1996

  • Nebraska Human Services Needs Assessment, technical report, prepared for the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, (with J. Gaber).

1995

  • Guidelines for Free Right-Turn Lanes at Unsignalized Intersections on Rural Two-Lane Highways, report prepared for the Nebraska Department of Roads, (with P. McCoy et al.).
  • Fighting Over What Goes Where, report prepared for Creating New Communities Campaign, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

1994

  • Socio-Economic Analysis for I-80 South Locust Interchange, Grand Island, Nebraska, prepared for EA Engineering Science and Technology, (with J. Gaber).

1987

  • Creating a Humane Environment on Skid Row, Working paper #10, Los Angeles Homelessness Project, University of Southern California, with Dear et al.

Affiliations

  • NCAA Strategic Planning Committee
  • MAC Council of Presidents
  • NCAA Presidential Forum
  • SEC Provosts
  • Arkansas Chief Academic Officers
  • Alabama Chief Academic Officers
  • Urban Affairs Association (Membership Committee)
  • American Planning Association (Member)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Governing Board
  • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
  • Urban Serving Universities (Executive Committee)

Referee

  • Former Review Co-editor, Journal of Planning Education & Research
  • Urban Geography
  • Journal of the American Planning Association
  • Journal of the Community Development Society
  • New England Urban Transportation Center
  • Great Plains Research
  • Haworth Press
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Annual Conference
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships, Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program

Courses Taught

  • Quantitative Planning Methods
  • Planning Analysis and Methods
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Planning with Minority and Low-Income Groups
  • Master’s Thesis Preparation Seminar
  • Professional Project Preparation Seminar
  • Issues in Community Transit Planning
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Social Planning & Policy
  • Planning Studio
  • Internship
  • Community Input Techniques
  • Housing: Issues and Innovations 
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