CTEDD proudly introduces our new Deputy Director – Prof. Qisheng Pan, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Dr. Pan is a Professor in the Department of Public Affairs and Planning, UTA. He has been a full Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy (UPEP) at Texas Southern University (TSU) since 2011. He is also the director of the DOT Tier 1 University Transportation Centers program at TSU, which is a collaborative effort with UT-Austin, UPenn, and LSU to examine the cooperative mobility for competitive megaregions. He served as the UPEP department chair in 2008-2016.
Dr. Pan received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Southern California (USC). He also held a Master’s degree in Cartography and Remote Sensing and a BS in Geology from Peking University.
His research focuses on multiple aspects of urban planning, including transportation planning, economic impact analysis, urban and regional planning models, and the applications of GIS in urban planning. He received research grants from Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the Natural Resources Imagery Grant from ESRI, and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, etc. Prof. Pan has also consulted in research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, California Cut Flower Commission, Renovate America, and RAND Corporation, etc.