Joanna P Ganning, PhD
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 Title: Assoc Dean & Assoc Professor
Program Director, Master of Urban Planning & Development
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 222
 Phone: 216-687-2221
 Email: j.ganning@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 222, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Shrinking cities, legacy cities, redevelopment, urban development, urban decline, spatial econometrics, economic development, planning, place-based development, GIS
 
Education:
B.S., Environmental Research Management, Penn State University
M.U.P.D.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Regional Planning, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Joanna Ganning is Associate Dean of Faculty Research, Development, and Administration in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. She is an Associate Professor of Economic Development, and the Program Director of the Master of Urban Planning & Development program. She serves as co-chair of the Economic Development track of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Planning. She holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research uses quantitative methodologies to study the economic development processes of places marginalized by geography, decline, or socioeconomic status, with the goal of raising the standard of living for everyone.
 
Honors and Awards:
CelebrateU: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, March 2016. Recognized for Extraordinary Achievements in Research.
 
Research Interests:
I use quantitative methodologies to study the economic development processes of contemporary US communities marginalized by geography, decline, or socioeconomic status, with the goal of improving the quality of life for all.
 
Teaching Areas:
GIS, Economic Development, Research Methods, Urban Economics & Policy
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute
 
Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Development, Saint Louis University, 2010-2013
Assistant Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah, 2013-2016
Executive Director, Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah, 2014-2016
Cleveland State University, 2016-present
 
University Service:
Faculty Senate: 2017-2020
Graduate Faculty Status Committee: 2017-2018
University Research Council, 2021
 
Professional Service:
Member, Shaker Heights Planning Commission, May 2018-December 2026

Economic Development Co-Track Chair, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2019-2021.

Awards Committee Member, Student Travel Scholarship Committee, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2018-2020.

Peer reviewer for Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the American Planning Association, Urban Affairs, Journal of Urban Technology, others.

Special Advisor to the Executive Committee, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCU), July 2014-June 2016.

Board of Trustees member, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, July 2014-June 2016.

Panelist, for National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works. December 2014-January 2015.
 
Research Grants:
Selected Recent Grants and Contracts:
Co-PI, Economic Impact of TRIP on U.S. Route 30 in Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Counties. 2017. Funded by the Regional Transportation Improvement Project: $107,600.

PI, An Analysis of Current and Hypothetical Development in Salem, Utah, for Property Reserve, Inc. Spring 2016. Funded by Property Reserve, Inc.: $42,500.

PI, What Do We Know about Location Affordability in Shrinking Cities? 2016. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $227,458.

PI, Economic Effects of Prisons. October 2014. Funded by the City of Saratoga Springs, Utah. $1,700.

PI, The Effects of Commuter Rail on Population Deconcentration and Commuting. August 2014-December 2015. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $123,796.

PI: Hospitality Feasibility Study. May 2014. Funded by Salt Lake County Office of Township Services: $5,000.

Co-PI, National Study of BRT Development Outcomes. 2014. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $170,000.

PI, The Impact of the Arts on Downtown Redevelopment for a Traditional City. May 2013-2014. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts: $33,000.