I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. I have an undergraduate degree in Architecture from India, graduate degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Environmental Science from the Ohio State University, and a doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan. My research interests are at the nexus of public policy and urban planning in the broad areas of land use planning, regional planning and cooperation, growth management, and sustainability. I specifically focus on the factors that impact regional cooperation on land use issues, the impact of regional land use cooperation on development patterns on the ground, and the role of plans and ordinances in shaping the built environment.
I am also the Review Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and the Associate Director of the Sociotechnical Systems Center (SSC) at the University of Delaware