Casey Dawkins is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Director of the Urban Studies and Planning and Urban and Regional Planning and Design Programs, and a Research Associate with the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Dawkins was an Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Director of the Metropolitan Institute, Director of the Center for Housing Research, and Editor of the journal Housing Policy Debate at Virginia Tech.
His current research focuses on U.S. housing policy; metropolitan housing market dynamics; the causes, consequences, and measurement of residential segregation by race and income; affordable housing and transit-oriented development; and the link between land use regulations and housing affordability. He has written two books and several refereed journal articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Dawkins was co-guest editor of two special issues of Urban Geography focusing on the measurement of residential segregation and neighborhood change and currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association and Housing Policy Debate.
Dr. Dawkins’ research has been supported by funding from a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. General Services Administration, Fannie Mae Foundation, Brookings Institution, National Association of Realtors, Center for Housing Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and several other governmental, private, and nonprofit organizations within Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.