- Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Program Coordinator, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development
- Associate Department Head, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
Dr. Galen D. Newman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. He serves as Associate Department Head, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning Program, Associate Director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and Discovery Lead for Community Resilience for the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Dr. Newman's research interests include urban regeneration, land use science, spatial analytics, urban resilience, and community/urban scaled design. His research focuses on the integration of urban regeneration and urban flood resilience. His work has been published in many high quality peer-reviewed outlets including the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA), Landscape Journal, Environment and Planning B, Landscape Research, and Cities. His work has been funded through numerous internal and external funding sources including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Environmental Health totaling over 30 million dollars. He has won many awards for his research including the Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and the Best Paper Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. For his ability to integrate his research into his teaching efforts, his has also led many efforts to provide service learning opportunities which have also won national and state awards including three American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards (ASLA), 21 ASLA, Texas Chapter Awards, 2 American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Awards and being designated as both a Service Learning Faculty Fellow and Student Success Faculty Fellow at TAMU.
- Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University - (Clemson, South Carolina, United States) 2010
- LL.M. in Community Planning, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2006
- M.A. in Landscape Architecture, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2006
- B.S. in Environmental Design, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2003
- Kim, Y., & Newman, G. (2019). Climate Change Preparedness: Comparing Future Urban Growth and Flood Risk in Amsterdam and Houston. SUSTAINABILITY. 11(4), 1048-1048.
- Newman, G., Lee, R. J., Gu, D., Park, Y., Saginor, J., Van Zandt, S., & Li, W. (2019). Evaluating drivers of housing vacancy: a longitudinal analysis of large U.S. cities from 1960 to 2010. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 34(3), 807-827.
- Newman, G., Malecha, M., Yu, S., Qiao, Z., Horney, J. A., Lee, J., ... Berke, P. (2019). Integrating a resilience scorecard and landscape performance tools into a Geodesign process. LANDSCAPE RESEARCH. 1-18.
- Gu, D., Newman, G., Kim, J., Park, Y., & Lee, J. (2019). Neighborhood decline and mixed land uses: Mitigating housing abandonment in shrinking cities. LAND USE POLICY. 83, 505-511.
- Li, D., Zhai, Y., Xiao, Y., Newman, G., & De Wang, .. (2019). Subtypes of park use and self-reported psychological benefits among older adults: A multilevel latent class analysis approach. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING. 190, 103605-103605.
- Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J. H., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices: Sustained spatial relationships between hands and surfaces reveal anticipated action.
- Lupfer, N., Fowler, H., Valdez, A., Webb, A. M., Merrill, J., Newman, G., & Kerne, A. (2018). Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom.. 1081-1093.
- Lee, Jaekyung (2017-05). Forecasting Vacancy Dynamics in Growing Versus Shrinking Cities: A Smart City Initiative. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Kim, Bo Ah (2016-08). The Conversion of Urban Vacant Land: The Case of Fort Worth, Texas. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Gu, Donghwan (2015-05). The Effect of LEED Certification on Urban Heat Islands. (Master's Thesis)