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Newman, Galen Professor


Dr. Galen D. Newman is Professor and Head in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP) at Texas A&M University as well as the Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Land Development. He is also PI of the TAMU Superfund Center's Community Engagement Core and Co-I for is Risk and Geospatial Sciences Core. In LAUP, he formerly served as Associate Department Head, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program, Director of the Center for Housing and Urban Development, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning Program, Associate Director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and Community Resilience Lead for the institute for Sustainable Communities. Dr. Newman's research interests include community resilience, urban regeneration, land use science, spatial analytics, and built environment performance. His work has been published in many high quality peer-reviewed outlets (over 100 journal articles) and has been funded through numerous internal and external funding sources including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences totaling over 60 million dollars. He has won many awards for his research including the Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and the Best Paper Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. He has also led many efforts to provide service learning opportunities which have also won national and state awards including five American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards (ASLA), 30+ ASLA, Texas Chapter Awards, 2 American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Awards and being designated as a TAMU Service Learning Faculty Fellow, a TAMU Student Success Faculty Fellow and a TAMU Presidential Impact Fellow. Other awards include the School of Architecture's Regan Interdisciplinary Research Award, the Association of Former Student's Award in Teaching at the College Level, and being named one of Design Intelligence's Most Admired Educators.

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