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Community and Regional Planning

Our Faculty

Hongwei Dong

Hongwei DongDr. Dong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning at California State University, Fresno. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies. His interests lie in the fields of land use, transportation, and environment planning and modeling, smart growth, as well as community health and equity.

In the past few years, Dr. Dong has published peer-reviewed papers in top-notch journals, such as Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Studies, Housing Policy Debate, Urban Geography, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, etc. His manuscript on the role of urban form and land use regulations in the recent housing crisis in the United States won the Manuscript Prize at the 2014 American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting.

Michelle Calvarese

calvareseDr. Calvarese joined the department in 2000 and is an Associate Professor. Her specialty areas are medical geography, cultural geography, urban geography and urban planning. She has done extensive fieldwork in East Africa and East Asia correlating disease diffusion with urban and cultural patterns. She has experience in both planning as well as city development, and can speak to how both planners and developers can come together for effective city design that meets both the economic and cultural environment of the region. She teaches Urban Geography, Medical Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Human Geography, and Research & Writing.

Keith Woodcock 

keith woodcockKeith has his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from University of California, Davis. He earned his Master of City and Regional Planning from California State University, Fresno. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has achieved advance certification as Certified Environmental Planner (CEP). Keith has more than 20 years’ experience in Land Use and Environmental Planning. Keith has worked in both the public and private sectors related to planning and development; and, he brings that experience into the class and lectures. He enjoys hiking, photography, gardening and barbecuing. His two ‘vices’ are 007 and science fiction (NCC-1701!).

Chih-Hao Wang

chih-hao wangDr. Chih-Hao Wang received his Ph.D. (2013) and Master (2010) degrees in City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University. Before joining the department in 2014, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City and Regional Planning Section of the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on environmental planning from the perspective of natural hazard mitigation. Another of his research interest is to apply spatial statistics to analyze spatial or social interactions in earthquake process, transportation planning, and water management.