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. He has served on UW's 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 co-chaired 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.
He has presented his research at the ACSP, AAG, APA, and UAA national conferences. 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),
· Regionalism (i.e., inter-governmental relations, urban containment),
· Planning Praxis (i.e., private capital, public interest, and political will; balancing theory and practice).