Dr. Deden Rukmana
Dr. Deden Rukmana is a professor and the chairperson of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University. He received a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and completed master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and Bandung Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Alabama A&M University, he taught at Savannah State University for twelve years and worked as a planning analyst with the Florida Department of Community Affairs. He also has eight years of experience as urban planner in Indonesia.
His research – supported by organizations like the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Health, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security – centers on health disparities and homelessness in the US, and spatial planning and development challenges in Indonesia. His work appears in journals such as Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Planning Theory and Practice, and International Planning Studies.