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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.

  • Dick Winchell FAICP
    Dick Winchell FAICP
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Planning & Public Administration
    Phone: 509.828.1205

    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.

  • Kerry Brooks
    Kerry Brooks
    Associate Professor and Director, Urban & Regional Planning Program
    Riverpoint 375
    Phone: 509.828.1230
    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.

  • Gabor Zovanyi
    Gabor Zovanyi
    Phone: 509.828.1216
    Website: Documents/

    Education: BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MCP, San Diego State University; PhD, University of Washington.

    Specializations: Environmental Planning, Growth Management, Sustainable Communities, Comparative Urbanization.

  • Margo Hill
    Margo Hill
    Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
    Riverpoint 380
    Phone: 509.828.1269
    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.

  • Gregg Dorhn
    Gregg Dorhn
    Lecturer (Practicing Professional)
    Riverpoint 379
    Phone: 509.828.1212
    Website: Documents/

    Education:  BA, University of Puget Sound; MURP, Portland State University.

    Specializations: Land Use and Comprehensive Planning, Community Facilities, Local Economic Development.

  • María Verónica Elías
    María Verónica Elías
    Assistant Professor of Public Administration w/ Planning Assignment
    Riverpoint 320
    Phone: 509.828.1236

    Education: BA, National University of the South, Bahia Blanca, Argentina; M.A. Geography and Urban Planning, University of Akron, OH, USA; Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs, University of Akron, OH, USA.

    Specializations: Neighborhood Planning, Participatory Planning, Community Organizing, Democratic Theory, Public Administration, Comparative Planning.

  • Rowena Yeahquo
    Rowena Yeahquo
    Director, Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

    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 

  • William Kelley
    William Kelley
    Professor Emeritus
    Phone: 509.828.1214

    Education: BA, Pan American University; MURP, Texas A&M; ABD, University of Washington.

    Specializations: Transportation Planning, Planning Methods, Small Town Planning.

  • Fred A. Hurand FAICP
    Fred A. Hurand FAICP
    Professor Emeritus
    Phone: 509.828.1217

    Education: B.Arch, Ohio State; MUP, University of Washington; PhD, Pennsylvania State University.

    Specializations: Urban Design, Land Use Planning, Disaster Mitigation, Environment/Behavior Studies.

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