Dr. William M. Rohe received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978. In 2005, he was awarded a distinguished professorship by the university for his many contributions to scholarship in the field of city and regional planning. He now holds the title of the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning, and also served as the former director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.
Dr. Rohe is co-author of Planning with Neighborhoods (University of North Carolina Press), co-editor of Chasing the American Dream: New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership (Cornell University Press) and author of The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press). He has also published over 70 referred journal articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice, as well as numerous research reports for federal, state, and local government agencies and major foundations. Dr. Rohe has received best article awards from both the Journal of Planning Education and Research and the Journal of the American Planning Association. He has conducted sponsored research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ford Foundation, the Mac Arthur Foundation, and state and local public and nonprofit organizations. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Affairs and Journal of Planning Literature, and the Journal of the American Planning Association and is an Associate Editor for the journal Housing Policy Debate. Dr. Rohe’s current projects include an evaluation of HUD’s Jobs Plus and Moving to Work Demonstrations.
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Affiliations: Center for Urban and Regional Studies