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URP Programs Faculty

Below you will find a list of the faculty for the Urban and Regional Planning programs. Please call the main planning programs office at 509.828.1218 if you have any questions.

  • Kerry Brooks
    Kerry Brooks
    Associate Professor; Department of Planning & Public Administration Chair; and Director, Urban & Regional Planning Programs
    SEWC 375
    Phone: 509.828.1230
    Fax: 509.828.1275
    Website: Documents/

    Education: BA Western Washington University; MUP, PhD University of Washington.

    Interests span land use and environmental planning, GIS and modeling, image processing, visualization, and research methods.  Foci include open space, land use & morphology, watersheds, and networks. Theoretical interests are connectivity/accessibility, landscape ecology, public participation GIS.  Brooks collaborates on GIS and planning research with a broad range of disciplines and scales.

  • Dick Winchell, Ph.D., FAICP
    Dick Winchell, Ph.D., FAICP
    Professor
    SEWC 379
    Phone: 509.828.1205
    Fax: 509.828.1275

    Education: BA, Wartburg College; MURP, University of Colorado-Denver; PhD, Arizona State University.

    Specializations: Comparative Urbanization, Sustainable Cities (Europe, Asia, North America), Urban Morphology, Tribal Transportation, Community Development, Tribal Planning, Neighborhood Planning, Housing.

  • Margo Hill
    Margo Hill
    Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
    SEWC 380
    Phone: 509.828.1269
    Fax: 509.828.1275
    Website: Documents/

    Education: BA, University of Washington; J.D., Gonzaga University; MURP, Eastern Washington University.

    Specializations: Tribal Law, Community Development, Tribal Planning and Management, Planning Law, Tribal Economic Development.

  • Rowena Yeahquo
    Rowena Yeahquo
    Director, Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)
    SEWC 382
    Phone: 509.828.1410
    Fax: 509.828.1275

    Education: BS Environmental Design, University of Oklahoma Norman; MURP University of Oklahoma Norman 

    Specializations: Tribal Planning, Grant Writing, Hazard Mitigation Planning, Community Development, Transportation Planning 

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