Faculty & Staff

The School of Planning is vibrant and successful. Our programs attract large numbers of good applicants, our graduates easily find work and success in their careers, and the quality of our education is recognized within the planning profession across the country. As well, faculty research has flourished and students benefit from collaboration between professors, community members, and each other. Our faculty and staff, as well as our students pursuing professional planning degrees, are all part of our community here.

Please click on the options in the side menu to learn more about our administration, faculty, BCD Honours students, and MPlan students. 


Ahsan Habib
ahsan.habib@dal.ca 902-494-3209
Kate Thompson
Undergraduate Advisor
kate.thompson@dal.ca 902-494-4255
Lisa Berglund, PhD.
Graduate Program Coordinator
lisa.berglund@dal.ca 902-233-4665
Department and Graduate Programs Secretary planning@dal.ca 902-494-3260
Brenda Matheson
Undergraduate Secretary & Assistant to the Director
brenda.matheson@dal.ca 902-494-3260



Lisa Berglund lisa.berglund@dal.ca 902-494-1763
Jeffrey Biggar jeffrey.biggar@dal.ca 902-494-3260
Ahsan Habib ahsan.habib@dal.ca 902-494-3209
Joseli Macedo joseli@dal.ca 902-494-3260
Patricia Manuel patricia.manuel@dal.ca 902-494-6597
Eric Rapaport eric.rapaport@dal.ca 902-494-7801
Mikiko Terashima mikiko.terashima@dal.ca 902-494-3114
Ren Thomas ren.thomas@dal.ca 902-494-7504
Chad Walker chad.walker@dal.ca  


Professors Emeriti

Jill Grant jill.grant@dal.ca
Frank Palermo frank.palermo@dal.ca  


Cross-appointed Faculty

  Affiliation Interests
James Boxall GISciences Centre, Killam Library Maps and geospatial information
Daniel Rainham Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health Human health, sustainability
Tarah Wright Faculty of Science, Environmental Programs Coordinator Environmental science, sustainability
Martha Radice Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Social and cultural dynamics of space

Sessional Instructors

Kate Greene

Beau Ahrens

MD Jahedul Alam

Barry Allen

Jason Fox

Nazmul Arefin Khan

Neil Lovitt

Carl Purvis

Jan Skora

Kate Thompson

Colin Whitcomb

Angela Jones-Rieksts

Louise Adongo

Tristan Cleveland