GPEIG Co-Chairs (2017-2019)
N. Emel Ganapati
Dr. N. Emel Ganapati is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU). She holds a master’s degree in planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree in planning from the School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California in Los Angeles. At FIU, Dr. Ganapati teaches courses on empirical methods, emergency management, policy analysis and public participation. Prior to joining FIU, she taught at the University of Miami and the University of Southern California. Dr. Ganapati’s research interest includes disaster management, citizen participation/ community empowerment, and international development administration.
Dr. Praveen Maghelal is an associate professor of sustainable critical infrastructure in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates. He was a faculty at the University of North Texas and Florida Atlantic University and received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences from the Texas A&M University. Praveen has been a recipient of several national and international awards for his contributions to the field of planning including the Best Professor in Engineering Systems by the Middle-East Education Leadership Award and the Journal of American Planning Associations’ Best Article of the Year award. His research interest includes sustainable transportation planning in the context of community health and safety. He teaches courses on research methods; geographic information systems; Land-use and Transportation Planning; Project Management; and Transportation Systems Analysis.
Election and Nominations Committee
Task: Seeks nominations for GPEIG co-chair positions and administers the annual election process. To solicit nominations for various GPEIG wide representations.
2016-2018 Committee Members
Andrew Rumbach (Co-Chair), University of Colorado Denver
Shelagh McCartney (Co-Chair), Ryerson University
John Felkner, Florida State University
Launched: December 2016
GEPIG Ambassadors are members of an advisory and outreach committee that is composed of all past GPEIG co-chairs. The committee was launched in December 2016 to serve as a formal way to preserve institutional memory and actively draw on the experience and knowledge of GPEIG's past leadership to help current co-chairs build up GPEIG as a strong, vibrant and engaged organization.
Besides providing general advice-on-request to current co-chairs, the Ambassadors help would foster deeper substantive linkages between GPEIG and other parts of ACSP, and engage in outreach with other global institutions and international organizations involved in areas of interest to GPEIG as opportunities arise. These processes would help expand GPEIG’s engagement with planning institutions around the world (e.g., GPEAN, UN Habitat, and others). By helping GPEIG engaging actively with current debates and/or advocacy on policy and substantive issues related to global planning with actors and institutions both within and beyond ACSP, the Ambassadors would contribute centrally to GPEIG’s mission.
While all past-co-chairs are automatically members of the Ambassadors committee, the committee could pick 3-4 members for active service in any given year or for a given term.
Tasks: To help launch the new GPEIG website and maintain it.
Deden Rukmana (GPEIG Co-Chair, ex-officio)
Ashok Das (GPEIG Co-Chair, ex-officio)
Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado Denver
Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Yiping Fang, Portland State University
Sukumar Ganapati (Listserv manager)
Past GPEIG Co-Chairs
1998-2001 Ruth Yabes
1998-2000 Tridib Banerjee
1999-2001 Weiping Wu
2000-2002 Johanna Looye
2001-2003 Nihal Perera
2002-2004 Teresa Vazquez
2002-2004 Keith Pezzoli
2003-2005 Siddartha Sen
2004-2006 Michael Hibbard
2005-2007 Faranak Miraftab
2006-2008 Petra Doan
2007-2009 Annette Kim
2008-2010 Smita Srinivas
2009-2010 Vinit Mukhija
2009-2011 Neema Kudva
2010-2012 Gavin Shatkin
2011-2013 Joseli Macedo
2012-2014 Gabriella Carolini
2014-2016 Meenu Tewari
2015-2017 Deden Rukmana