UAP Professors Paul Knox and Ted Koebel have been unanimously elected members of the Urban Affairs Association’s UAA Honor Roll. The Honor Roll was created by UAA to recognize members who have contributed outstanding service over the years to the association.
“Over the 44 years of its existence, the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) has relied on the commitment, intellect, and energy of its service leaders,” the 2012-2013 UAA Governing Board stated in making the announcement. “Without these contributions, UAA would not have developed into the strong and dynamic organization it is today, and the field of urban studies would lack its current breadth and richness.”
|Paul Knox, Ph.D.|
Virginia Tech has made significant individual and institutional contributions to the advancement of the Urban Affairs Association. The Division of Environmental and Urban Systems, predecessor of the Urban Affairs and Planning program, was instrumental in launching the association and the journal, which was initially published through Virginia Tech. Professor Emerita of Urban Affairs and Planning and Dean Emerita of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Patricia Edwards and Professor Richard Zody (deceased) were early editors of the journal.
Knox is a University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Tech. He previously served as the dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech. His service to UAA includes a spell as co-editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs (1986-1991).
|Ted Koebel, Ph.D.|
Koebel is a professor and former chair in the Urban Affairs and Planning program and on the faculty of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction in Blacksburg, Va. He also serves as Senior Associate at Virginia Tech’s Center for Housing Research, a research institute that is the official housing research center for the Commonwealth and is a college center in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies. He served as deputy editor and co-editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs from 1986 to 1992.
Knox and Koebel will be inducted into the Honor Roll at the Awards and Recognition Luncheon on April 5, during the 2013 UAA conference in San Francisco. Please join us in extending our congratulations to Dr. Knox and Dr. Koebel on this noteworthy professional recognition.