Mark Hamin
Mark Hamin
Senior Lecturer of Regional Planning

Mark Hamin
Office: Design Building 232
Tel: 413 545-6608
Email: mhamin@larp.umass.edu
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Ph.D. History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1999 (MA 1993)

B.A. History and B.A. Philosophy, Brown University, 1984 

Senior Lecturer of Regional Planning and Sustainable Community Development
Director, Master of Regional Planning Program
Outreach Coordinator, LARP Department

Faculty Supervisor, BDIC Program (STEM and Sustainability Majors)
Faculty Representative, Sustainability Curriculum Fellows Program
Affiliated Faculty, Public History Certificate Program
Affiliated Faculty, Science, Technology and Society Initiative,
           Center for Public Policy and Administration

Instructor for REGIONPL 651: Planning History and Theory; SUSTCOMM/REGIONPL 574: Introduction to City Planning; REGIONPL 891: Advanced Planning Theory; REGIONPL 580: Sustainable Cities (seminar); SUSTCOMM 591B: Sustainable Communities (lecture).  Mark Hamin has also taught LANDARCH/REGIONPL 635: Research Issues; REGIONPL 591A: Seminar on Economic Development Theory; and REGIONPL 692H: Technology and Urban (Re)Form, among others.

Previous teaching as Temporary Assistant Professor in Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University, and as Instructor in History and Sociology of Science at University of Pennsylvania.  Project Manager for planning processes in Massachusetts communities such as South Hadley, New Salem, Brimfield, Randolph, Warren, etc. Previous research and outreach work as Program Curator at the Story Center, Ames Heritage Association Museum (Iowa).

Special research interests include:

  • History and Theory of Planning and Design Professions
  • Urban Environmental and Infrastructural History
  • Sustainability Studies relative to urban-industrial growth
  • Regional Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Equity
  • Scientific/Technological Aspects of Planning and Design
  • Political Economy of Life Sciences: Programs and Policies
  • Research Design and Project Organization: Mixed Methods
  • Mentoring relative to Pedagogy and Professional Training