Darrel Ramsey-Musolf joined the faculty of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. He holds a PhD from UW-Madison and Master's degrees from Cal Poly Pomona and Suffolk University. While at Madison, he received a HUD Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant that supported his mixed-method examination of California's Housing Element Law and a 2-year AOF research grant from the College of Letters and Science. In addition, he served on the Campus Planning Committee (2007-2010) and on the search and screening committee for Vice Chancellor of External Affairs. While at Cal Poly Pomona, he was co-chair of the Graduate Student Planning Association, received the California Planners' Roundtable and UCLA Hagman scholarships, and served on APA's Student Representatives Council representing Region VI.
In 2012-2013, he presented his doctoral research at the ACSP, AAG, and UAA national conferences. In April 2013, he proposed and moderated a session on affordable housing as part of APA's inaugural “Research Day” in Chicago. In 2004, he moderated the APA's Student Representatives Council “Careers” session. Professionally, he has worked as a municipal planner for the California cities of Glendora and Hawaiian Gardens, a planning intern for the City of Pomona, and a graduate management intern for the City of Pasadena.
As an instructor, his courses (e.g., Planning Studio, Housing, Land-Use/Growth Management) will reflect his research interests, including:
· Urban Morphology (i.e., cities, housing, infill, and redevelopment schemes),
· Regionalism (i.e., intergovernmental relations, urban containment), and
· Planning Praxis (i.e., tensions between private capital, public interest, and political will; locating the proper role of planning theory; land-use epistemology).