- Lecturer, Urban Planning Program
Edward J. Jepson, Jr. is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Over the past 30 years, he has worked as the executive director of two nonprofit development organizations, a community planning and development consultant, and a professor at the University of Tennessee’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning until its termination in 2009. In addition to the University of Kansas, he is currently teaching online planning courses at the University of Oregon and Florida Atlantic University. His research and scholarly work have focused on planning for sustainability, and his teaching experience includes courses on planning methods, economic development, planning theory, urban studies, and environmental planning. He is also the co-author of the book, Fundamentals of Plan Making (2nd edition) which details the methods and techniques of planning analysis and preparing comprehensive plans.