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Dr. Howland is currently serving the School as Associate Dean. She along with Dr. Scott Dempwolf, Associate Research faculty member and former Ph.D. student, received a U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, University Center grant. This five year grant involves students in assisting local governments with their economic development efforts. This grant partners the University of Maryland with Morgan State. Professor Howland continues as Director of the School’s Ph.D. program and serves on the campus-wide NSF Advance Committee to promote the success of women faculty on campus.
Based on a presentation given in Venice, Italy, Marie Howland‘s paper – “The Impact of Contamination on the Industrial Land Market” was published in Scienze Regionali (Vol. 10 – Suppl. n. 2, 2011, pp. 25-44) the Italian Journal of Regional Science Special Issue. This paper is based on Dr. Howland‘s research on contaminated property in the Carroll Camden area of Baltimore, MD. A second paper from this same Baltimore research was published in the HUD publication Cityscape in 2010 (12, 3, 2010). Ann Pieson (URSP) and Lynette Boswell (URPD) assisted as research assistants on these papers. Professor Howland led a team of URSP faculty and students in a funded, three-year study of industrial land use policy for Prince George‘s County. Assisting in this research was Professor Cohen, Ph.D. students Scott Dempwolf and Doan Nguyen, along with recent URSP graduates Amy Hofstra and Laura Ainsman. Professor Howland’s paper on this research, “Planning for Industry in a Post Industrial World,” was published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association. Her work with Dr. Hanlon (now on the faculty at Ohio State) and Michael McQuire on the Priority Funding Area policy in the State of Maryland was published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, 78 (3) pp. 256-268, 2012.