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 Spring 2020 Syllabus
Professor Mullin is now teaching a seminar entitled an Introduction to Town Planning each semester in the Honors College (Honors 391AH). He is also serving as a member of two dissertation and two theses committees and a studio critic. 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. Most notably, throughout the Fall he served as the co-principle investigator on a project to determined how the industrial town of Palmer could prepare itself to become a train stop on the newly East-West Rail Station. He is now advising the town on its initial efforts to prepare a comprehensive plan. As well, as a consultant, he is now assisting the town of Haddam, Connecticut in the preparation of its Higganum, Village Center. Dr. Mullin continues his work with the American Planning Association. Throughout the summer and fall, he was a member of a committee to prepare a future research agenda for the APA Foundation. He also served as a referee for the Journal of the American Planning Association. Concerning his research, his article on the Estey Organ Company and its impact on Brattleboro is now under review for publication and he is now preparing a paper on the Influences of nineteenth century English industrial town planning on the American experience to be presented before the Association of European Schools of Planing in Bristol England this July.