Student accolades

Yannika Lemons, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted to the Association for Social Economics 2015 Summer School in Economics.
Nicole Foster, Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and Nita Clark, Ph.D. student in Public and Urban Administration, were awarded UTA Dissertation fellowships for Summer 2015.
Congratulations to all three!

MPA student selected to be city administrator

Congratulations to Jesica McEachern, a student in our Master of Public Administration program, who will be the city administrator for the City of Bridgeport! She is currently city secretary of Bridgeport and she will start her new position in June. McEachern, who will graduate from the MPA program this semester, says “I owe this promotion in part to the MPA education I received from UTA.”

Student receives conference scholarship

Congratulations to Jennifer Sloan on being awarded a scholarship to attend the National Community Development Association (NCDA) national conference June 23-27 in Arlington. Jennifer is a PhD student in Public and Urban Administration. Student scholarship recipients will attend conference sessions, help support conference logistics and implementation, and participate in networking opportunities.

PhD students accepted into prestigious summer programs

Congratulations to two of our PhD students who have been accepted into prestigious summer programs:

Dian Nostikasari, PhD student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted into the 2015 Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) Writing Workshop for New Scholars. The workshop is hosted by the editors of JPER and aims to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. It will include sessions on the writing and publishing process with intensive small-group work on participants’ own manuscripts.

Nicole Foster, PhD student in Urban Planning and Public Policy, was accepted into the 2015 Summer Institute in Urban Studies. The Summer Institute is an intensive weeklong program consisting of theoretical discussions, career development workshops and networking opportunities with leading urban studies scholars from around the world. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of developments in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic process.