John R. Mullin, Ph.D, FAICP
Emeritus Professor of Regional Planning
Dr. John R. Mullin is Emeritus Professor of Regional Planning in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Associate Director of the Center for Economic Development, and former Dean of the Graduate School. His research and professional interests focus upon industrial revitalization, port development and downtown planning. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mullin has written or edited more than 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles, and conference proceedings. He is a retired Brigadier General from the United States Army National Guard.
Honors Seminar 391AH-24: Introduction to New England Town Planning Fall 2019 Syllabus
RP591A: Ecocomic Development
RP591D/ED591D: The Once and Future Mill Town
RP/591K: Downtown Revitalization
RP691/ED591M: Planning for Industrial Development
Professor Mullin is now teaching a seminar entitled an Introduction to Town Planning each semester in the Honors College (Honors 391AH). In his capacity as Associate Director of the Center for Economic Development, he continues to provide technical assistance on economic development to cities and towns across the Commonwealth. This past summer he delivered a refereed paper concerning the impact of the Estey Organ Company on the development of Brattleboro, Vermont, in the nineteenth century before the National Conference of the Society of Industrial Archeology in Richmond, Virginia. In July, he was featured in a documentary film to be produced concerning the impacts of the closing of nuclear power plants on host communities. In October, he was honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning as the Outstanding Site Visitor of 2018. Dr. Mullin has served as the senior site evaluator of graduate planning programs for fourteen universities across the United States. Based on this experience, he was asked by the Planning Accreditation Board to serve as an instructor for the Board's Site Leadership Training Program. Also in October, he was asked to serve as the keynote speaker at an award ceremony recognizing the selection of the Village of Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts, by the American Planning Association as one of America's best planned small communities. In November, Dr. Mullin lectured at Cambridge University, England, on topics related to Planning Theory and Community Visioning. As well, throughout the Fall, he has been advising the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on future options for regenerating its historic downtown district.