Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Associate Professor and Section Head
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP is an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State University she served as a research at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. She teaches courses on development review, city planning, planning theory, and planning administration. Her research focuses on the regulation of land use to create better cities, post-disaster recovery following Hurricane Katrina, and e-government. Her work has been published in leading journals in her field including the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Journal of Planning Literature.
Her research has been supported by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis. In addition to her r research, Evans-Cowley has established the Planning Education at a Distance program, which is the leading model nationally for distance based continuing education in the planning field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (1994) from Texas A&M University. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University (1996) and one in Public Administration from the University of North Texas (1997). Her PhD is in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University (2000).