Casey Dawkins Promoted to Professor of Urban and Community Planning


Dr. Casey Dawkins has been promoted to full professor by the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program. Dr. Dawkins has been an educator at the University of Maryland and a research associate at the National Center for Smart Growth since 2011, and has served as director of both UMD’s Urban Studies and Planning and Ph.D. programs since 2016.


Prior to his tenure at UMD, Dawkins spent nine years teaching urban planning at Virginia Tech, where he also served as director for the Center for Housing Research and for the Metropolitan Institute.  His research focuses on U.S. housing policy; metropolitan housing market dynamics; the causes, consequences and measurement of residential segregation; and the link between land use regulations and housing affordability. He has authored two books, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics, most recently, “Putting Equality in Place: The Normative Foundations of Geographic Equality of Opportunity” for Housing Policy Debate. Dawkins was awarded an Urban Scholars Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to examine the impact of segregation on racial disparities in the transition to first-time homeownership. His research has been funded by several organizations, including the General Services Administration, Fannie Mae Foundation, the Brookings Institution and several other governmental, private and nonprofit organizations within Chicago, Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Dawkins earned his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Read more about Dr. Dawkins, his work and current course offerings, here.

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Maggie Haslam