NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) named Dr. John R. Mullin to its advisory board.

His three-year term began Oct. 20.

Mullin is emeritus professor of regional planning in the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department, associate director of its Center for Economic Development and former dean of its Graduate School. His research and professional interests focus on industrial revitalization, port development and downtown planning.

Mullin, a senior Fulbright scholar, has written or edited more than 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles and conference proceedings. He is a retired U.S. Army National Guard brigadier general.

John R. Mullin, a senior Fulbright scholar and retired U.S. Army National Guard brigadier general, has written or edited more than 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles and conference proceedings.

“We are so grateful to welcome Dr. Mullin to the CGRS team. His professional experience embodies the CGRS mission of building resilient communities and his work with students, communities and the government will be invaluable as he advises across our initiatives and mentors our fellows,” CGRS Director Dr. Tara Kulkarni said.

Mullin is teaching an “Introduction to Town Planning” seminar each semester at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College. He is also on two dissertation and two theses committees and serves as a studio critic.

As associate director of the Center for Economic Development, he continues to provide technical assistance on economic development to cities and towns across the commonwealth. Throughout the fall, he was co-principal investigator on a project to determine how the industrial town of Palmer could prepare to become an East-West Rail Station train stop.

Consulting and other work

As a consultant, he is helping the town of Haddam, Connecticut, prepare its Higganum, Village Center.

Mullin also continues his work with the American Planning Association. Throughout the summer and fall, he was on a committee to prepare a future research agenda for the APA Foundation. He also refereed for the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Mullin’s research article on the Estey Organ Co.’s impact on Brattleboro, Vermont, will be published in the Journal of Industrial Archeology. He is preparing a paper on the Influences of 19th century English industrial town planning on the American experience to present to the Association of European Schools of Planning in July.

The Center for Global Resilience and Security, a Norwich University research center of excellence, is dedicated to advancing interrelationships between human resilience and sense of security amid global challenges. CGRS is focused on climate change, water, energy and infrastructure challenges and their effect on resilience and security. CGRS will craft creative, innovative and sustainable solutions for building resilient communities through interdisciplinary research and design collaboration.

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