USC Price School of Public Policy

Urban Planning and Development Ph.D. Students

  • Arthur Acolin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    acocapid@usc.edu

    https://sites.google.com/site/acolinarthur/home

    Education: M.Sc., London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris; B.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Housing, international development, land use policy, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Gene Burinskiy

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    burinski@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gene-burinsky-29820527/

    Education: MA in Economics, Duke University; BS in Statistics, UC Berkeley; BS in Economics, UC Berkeley

    Research Interests: Displacement and gentrification

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Soyoon Choo

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    soyoonch@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/soyoonchoo

    Education: B.A. in International Studies, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea); Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Urban (re)development, social and community planning, arts and cultural planning, equitable land-use, urban sociology

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

  • Jonathan Crisman

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    crisman@usc.edu

    http://jonathancrisman.net

    Education: Master in City Planning, MIT; Master of Architecture, MIT; Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Urban and Regional Studies Minor, College Honors, UCLA; Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies with Distinction, UCLA

    Research Interests: Art and culture, participation, spatial justice, urban humanities, architecture and design

    Committee Chair: Dr. Annette Kim

  • Andrew Eisenlohr

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eisenloh@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics, Swarthmore College

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Morrison, Breanna

    Breanna Morrison Hawkins

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    bnmorris@usc.edu

    Education: B.S in Public Policy and Management, USC; Master of Planning, USC

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, community development, environmental policy, economic development, governance, network analysis, policy program evaluation, public health, and social justice

    Committee Chair: Dr. LaVonna Lewis

  • Nathan Hutson

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    nhutson@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-hutson-26996b5

    Education: Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas; Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Texas

    Research Interests: International development, transportation planning, transportation economics, infrastructure coordination

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Jamme, Hue-Tam

    Huê-Tâm Jamme

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    jamme@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/huetamjamme

    Education: M.Sc. in Political Science, M.Sc. in Urban Utilities Management in Developing Countries (ISUR), SciencePo Rennes, France

    Research Interests: International development, transportation, built environment, urban and environmental economics, history

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tridib Banerjee

  • Sanggyun Kang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    sanggyuk@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Urban Engineering, Hong-Ik University, South Korea; Master of Science in Urban Planning, Columbia University

    Research Interests: Land use and transportation, freight transportation planning, urban economics, sub-metropolitan spatial distribution of economic activities and freight flows, location dynamics of warehouses and freight activities

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Lee, Hyojung

    Hyojung Lee

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    hyojung.lee@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~hyojungl/

    Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Master of Planning, University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning, and Development; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, School of Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering; Minor in Economics, Magna cum laude, Seoul National University, School of Engineering

    Research Interests: Community development, housing, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dowell Myers and Dr. Gary D. Painter

  • Malone, Thomas

    Thom Malone

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    tdmalone@usc.edu

    Education: BA in Statistics, Economics, History, University of Auckland; MS in Economics, Tufts University

    Research Interests: Urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Christian L. Redfearn

  • Matthew Miller

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    millermj@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrmjmiller/

    Education: Master of Science in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with Honors, African & African American Studies, Stanford University

    Research Interests: Race and ethnicity, media arts and culture, economic development, spatial analysis (GIS, critical cartography), environmental psychology

    Committee Chair: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

  • Park, Jung Ho

    Jung Ho Park

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    junghopa@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; Master of Science in City Planning, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

    Research Interests: Housing demography

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dowell Myers

  • Piazzoni, Maria Francesca

    Maria Francesca Piazzoni

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    mariafra@usc.edu

    Education: Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism, IUAV, University of Venice; Master of Architecture (Heritage concentration), Sapienza University or Rome

    Research Interests: Social justice, multicultural landscapes, architecture and built environment, tangible and intangible heritage, international development

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tridib Banerjee

  • Rodyansky, Seva

    Seva Rodyansky

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    rodnyans@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, French from Northwestern University

    Research Interests: Economic development, housing, governance, land use policy, transportation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Raul Santiago-Bartolomei

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    raulsant@usc.edu

    Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez; M. Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University; M.P. Urban Planning, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Research Interests: International development, collaborative networks, community development, sustainability and environmental policy, economic development, governance

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Shin, Eun Jin

    Eun Jin Shin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eunjinsh@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/usceunjinshin

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Urban Planning (MUP), University of Washington-Seattle

    Research Interests: Transportation, urban economics, social justice, public health

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Swayne, Madison

    Madison Swayne

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    swayne@usc.edu

    Education: B.S. in Environmental Studies, University of Southern California; M.A. in Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Community and economic development, environmental policy, housing, land use policy, public health, social justice, transportation

    Committee Chair: Dr. Lisa Schweitzer

  • Xize Wang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    xizewang@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~xizewang/

    Education: Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota; B.E. in Urban Planning and B.A. in Economics, Peking University, China

    Research Interests: Transportation and urban form, demography and travel, active travel and sustainability

    Committee Chair: Dr. Marlon Boarnet

  • Bingbing Wang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    bingbinw@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~bingbinw/

    Education: Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Economics, University of Georgia; Bachelor and Master in Real Estate Economics, Renmin University of China

    Research Interests: Urban economics, real estate finance, housing

    Committee Chair: Dr. Richard K. Green

  • White, Lee

    Lee White

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    leewhite@usc.edu

    http://leevwhite.wix.com/work

    Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management, University of Otago

    Research Interests: Environmental policy, land use policy, policy program evaluation, transportation, renewable energy policy, comparative policy analysis, climate change mitigation

  • Yuan, Quan

    Quan (Jack) Yuan

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    quanyuan@usc.edu

    https://jackqyuan.wordpress.com/

    Education: Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Urban Planning, Peking University, China; Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, Peking University, China; Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Research Interests: Transportation, environmental policy, land use policy, international development, economic development, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano