- Associate Department Head, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development
- Program Coordinator, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture
- Associate Professor, 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
- Newman, G., Kim, Y., Kim, G., Lee, R. J., Gu, D., Forghanparast, K., & Goldberg, D. (2020). A python script for longitudinally measuring the duration of vacant land uses. JOURNAL OF SPATIAL SCIENCE. 1-13.
- Newman, G., Malecha, M., Yu, S., Qiao, Z., Horney, J. A., Lee, J., ... Berke, P. (2020). Integrating a resilience scorecard and landscape performance tools into a Geodesign process. LANDSCAPE RESEARCH. 45(1), 1-18.
- Lee, R. J., & Newman, G. (2019). A classification scheme for vacant urban lands: integrating duration, land characteristics, and survival rates. Journal of Land Use Science. 14(4-6), 1-14.
- Li, D., Zhai, Y., Xiao, Y., Newman, G., & Wang, D. e. (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.
- 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.
- Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices. 1-12.
- Lupfer, N., Fowler, H., Valdez, A., Webb, A., Merrill, J., Newman, G., & Kerne, A. (2018). Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom. 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 ‘Smart Shrinkage: Design for the Un- developing Landscape.’ 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)