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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty and Instructors

Carrie Makarewicz

Carrie Makarewicz

Assistant Pr ofessor
Community development, sustainable economic development strategies, transport equity, regional planning, urban school reform
Courses: Regional Planning and Policy

Carolyn McAndrews

Assistant Professor
Public health, safety and environmental considerations in transportation and land use decision-making, planning and design
Courses: Planning Issues and Processes, Transportation Planning and Policy, Transportation and Land Use

Jeremy Németh

Associate Professor (on sabbatical
AY 2015-16) 
Urban design, public space, urban politics, land use planning
Courses: City Building, City Design Policy, Planning Methods, Planning Studio II, Urban Form Theory, Urban Design Studio

Andrew Rumbach

Assistant Professor 303.315.1007
Disasters and climate change, environmental risk, urban resilience, international planning, small town and rural development
Courses: Planning in the Developing World

Ken Schroeppel

Urbanism, urban infill development, professional engagement, downtowns, Denver urban history
Courses: Planning Studio II, Planning Methods, Urban Spatial Analysis

Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Instructor and Associate Chair
Affordable housing, social justice, low-income housing, mixed-income housing, community development
Courses: Urban Housing, Community Development, Social Justice in Planning

Austin Troy

Professor and Chair
Land use policy, environmental planning, GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, land use change modeling and simulation
Courses: Environmental Management

Affiliate Faculty

Wes Marshall

Wes Marshall

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Focus: Road safety, active transportation, transit-oriented communities, parking, and street networks
Gregory Simon

Gregory Simon

Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Focus: Environmental policy/history, sustainable communities, urban ecology, vulnerability studies

Part-Time Faculty

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Gilbert F. McNeish

Professor Adjunct
Course: Planning Law

Korkut Onaran

Assistant Professor Adjunct
Land use planning, environmental planning, methodology of planning and design, environment and behavior studies, growth management, sociology of law, historic preservation, legal aesthetics
Courses: Planning Studio II, City Design Policy, Planning and Urban Design Studio in Turkey

Peter Park

Associate Professor Adjunct
Courses: Planning Studio II, Urban Design Studio, Planning Issues and Processes, Design Policy and Regulation
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Tom Ragonetti

Professor Adjunct
Land use law, real estate development, government regulation, public finance for private development, annexation, urban development, zoning, eminent domain
: Land Use Controls and Planning



​​Gretchen Armijo
Sustainable community design, health and the built environment
Course: Planning Studio II

Jeff Bartosik

Sustainable urban design, transit-oriented development, contemporary architectural design
Course: Planning Studio I
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Dale Case

Long-range planning, development review, land use decisions
Course: Comprehensive Planning

​​​Don Elliott

303.830.2890 x26
Land planning and zoning, growth management, and international land and urban development issues
Course: Urbanization in Developing Countries

Bob Finch
Natural resource planning, land management, park/open space planning, trail planning, weed management, ecological restoration, and volunteer management
Course: Natural Resource Management and Planning

Jay Garcia


Sustainable development, master planning, real estate development, project management
Courses: Planning Research Methods, Planning Studio

Mike Hinke
Course: Geographic Information Systems for Planners

Kenneth Hoagland

Real estate development, housing development
: Real Estate Development Finance
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Anna Jones

Community development, downtown planning, business improvement districts, community outreach, group facilitation, plan development, public policy
Course: Urban Economic Development
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James Lindberg

303.722.3306 (h) 303.653.3465 (m)
Historic preservation, Main Street revitalization programs, form-based zoning codes, building reuse
Course: Preservation Theory and Practice

Kevin Puccio

Community development, land use planning, plan making and process, land development of sustainable communities, green building, energy efficiency in planning and building, GIS, planning design, new urbanism, transit-oriented development, planning regulation
Course: Planning Studio I
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Downtown management, community development, economic development, downtown trends and issues, strategic planning, creating business improvement districts 
Course: Urban Economic Development

Course: Environmental Planning II: Policy Law

Course: Real Estate Development Process

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