Humphrey School News—November 11, 2015

Assistant Professor Kathy Quick elected to leadership position for Association of Colleges and Schools of Planning

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the election of Assistant Professor Kathy Quick as vice president of the Faculty Women’s Interest Group (FWIG) for the Association of Colleges and Schools of Planning (ACSP). Supporting the Humphrey School’s Leadership and Management area, Quick’s research intersects the public and nonprofit management, urban planning, and public policy fields.

The mission of FWIG is to “establish and ensure that the interests of women are represented in the pedagogy, research, service, and membership of the Association of Colleges and Schools of Planning”. The organization seeks to encourage and support women faculty and graduate students in urban and regional planning as well as those conducting research and outreach on planning issues critical to women. Currently, FWIG is the largest interest group within ACSP.

ACSP is an organization dedicated to promoting research, service, and outreach in the United States by recognizing diversity and interests in planning, strengthening the role of planning education in colleges and universities, and improved the accreditation process overall. ACSP is comprised of executive, standing, and membership committees along with special task forces and interest groups which work to address various aspects of the organization’s mission.

Quick’s research, teaching, and service commitments grow out of her professional practice. Prior to joining the Humphrey School, she worked as an environmental advocate and policy analyst in Indonesia for eight years and as a community development manager in two Californian cities more than six years. She is particularly interested in how inclusive processes for engaging diverse stakeholders in defining problems, generating solutions, and collaborating on implementation may build resources to support social and ecological resilience.


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