- Associate Department Head, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development
- Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Program Coordinator, 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 Landscape Architecture Program, Director of the Center for Housing and Urban Development, and the Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Land Development. Dr. Newman's research interests include urban regeneration, land use science, spatial analytics, community resilience, and design performance. 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 and 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. He has also led many efforts to provide service learning opportunities which have also won national and state awards including five American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards (ASLA), 20+ 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
- Li, D., Newman, G. D., Wilson, B., Zhang, Y., & Brown, R. D. (2022). Modeling the relationships between historical redlining, urban heat, and heat-related emergency department visits: An examination of 11 Texas cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. 49(3), 933-952.
- Newman, G., Kim, Y., Kim, G., Lee, R. J., Gu, D., Forghanparast, K., & Goldberg, D (2022). A python script for longitudinally measuring the duration of vacant land uses. Journal of Spatial Science. 67(1), 129-141.
- Park, Y., Newman, G. D., Lee, J., & Lee, S. (2021). Identifying and comparing vacant housing determinants across South Korean cities. Applied Geography. 136, 102566-102566.
- Woodruff, S., Tran, T., Lee, J., Wilkins, C., Newman, G., Ndubisi, F., & Van Zandt, S. (2021). Green infrastructure in comprehensive plans in coastal Texas. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 64(9), 1578-1598.
- Newman, G., Malecha, M., & Atoba, K (2021). Integrating ToxPi outputs with ArcGIS Dashboards to identify neighborhood threat levels of contaminant transferal during flood events. Journal of Spatial Science. 1-13.
- Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '19: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-12.
- (2018). Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom. Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '18: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018. 1081-1093.
- Student Success Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence Competitive Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - University Level 2018
- Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award conferred by Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture - (Addison, Texas, United States) - Junior Level 2017
- Outstanding Mentor Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture 2017
- Annual Research Award conferred by Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture - (Addison, Texas, United States) - for â€˜Smart Shrinkage: Design for the Un- developing Landscape.â€™ 2016
- 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)