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K-State Today

February 24, 2020

Greg Newmark recognized as Professor of the Week

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Greg Newmark

Greg Newmark, assistant professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, was recognized as Professor of the Week at the Feb. 22 men's home basketball game.

Newmark has been a faculty member in the landscape architecture and regional & community planning department since 2015. His research focuses on transportation planning and infrastructure finance. That research has been supported by grants from the Kansas Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.

His work has built strong collaborations with the K-State departments of civil engineering, computer science and statistics — bringing students together across departments in class and on research projects. He is building an open data repository of transit on-board surveys to support his research and raise K-State's profile as a center of public transportation inquiry. The repository is named CATPAD with a nod to K-State Wildcats. Newmark serves on the Transportation Research Board, providing leadership on Rail Transit and Travel Survey committees and Transit Cooperative Research Panels.

Newmark offers four classes annually in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design. He also offers Introduction to City Planning and Travel Demand Modeling online during the summer to make planning education more accessible to K-State students and make K-State classes more accessible to students across the globe. Newmark is a dedicated adviser, guiding student research and mentoring successful applications for five Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Newmark is committed to incorporating students into research and helping to prepare the next generation of urban thinkers and doers.

The Professor of the Week recognition is coordinated by Faculty Senate, the president's office, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing. Recipients are faculty members selected by Faculty Senate caucuses. Those selected are provided tickets to a men's home basketball game of their choosing and are recognized during halftime. This is just a small token of appreciation for those who teach at K-State.