LAUP gains two new
assistant professors


Two new assistant professors, Kenneth Joh and Eric Bardenhagen, joined the department for the 2010-11 academic year.

Kenneth Joh came to Texas A&M from his previous post as a visiting assistant professor at Florida State University.

His research interests include transportation policy and planning, land use and travel behavior, race/ethnicity and travel behavior, attitudes and walking, accessibility and equity issues in transportation, crime and the built environment, sustainable transportation and cities.

Joh earned a Ph.D. in 2009 in planning, policy and design from the University of California, Irvine. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Unraveling the Complexity of Land Use and Travel Behavior."

He earned a Master of Urban Planning degree in 2003 from the University of California, Los Angles with his thesis "The Need for Speed: Implementing Metro Rapid in the Garvey Corridor."

Joh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with the distinction cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.

Eric Bardenhagen, who has seven years of professional experience as a registered landscape architect at JJR, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, joins the department faculty for the spring 2011 semester.

Bardenhagen, who will complete his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science degree program in May 2011, earned a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1993.

He's interested in how community preferences for natural and cultural resources can be used as value information in planning and decision making. 

He is also interested in campus planning, waterfront design, parks and recreation design and planning and hazard planning and recovery in national parks.


- Posted: Jan. 13, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


Kenneth Joh

Eric Bardenhagen

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