Jeffrey Doshna first joined the department as an adjunct instructor in 2004, and was appointed as a full-time member of the faculty in 2012. He teaches courses in regional development, community development, research methods, and environmental planning, as well as the undergraduate senior capstone seminar.
His primary research area is community economic development with a focus on community development finance. Currently, he is researching the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, and how it has influenced Federal policy in the area of food security. He has previously conducted research on microenterprise development, state economic development policy, and efforts to promote entrepreneurship in low-income neighborhoods. He has participated in grant-based research for the NJ Department of Human Services, the US Economic Development Administration, the International Labour Organization, and has been published in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Doshna is also actively engaged in planning practice. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Flemington (NJ) Planning Board since 2006, supporting the creation of its affordable housing element as well as the latest revision to the Borough's Master Plan. He was a founding member of the Flemington Environmental Commission, and served as Chair. As a leading member of the town's Green Team, he led the effort for its Bronze-level certification within the Sustainable Jersey Program. He regularly volunteers his time and expertise to other local planning initiatives, and serves on the boards of a number of community non-profits.
Mr. Doshna holds a BA in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, having also completed requirements for the major in Geography. He holds a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, where he is also completing work for a Doctorate in Urban Planning and Policy Development. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the Association of American Geographers.
CRP 0821 Digital Mapping: From Mercator to Mashups
CRP 1017 Introduction to Community and Regional Planing
CRP 1027 History & Practice of Community & Regional Planning
CRP 2213 Environmental Planning
CRP 2513 Community Planning Analysis
CRP 3356 Urban and Regional Economics for Planning
CRP 4896 Senior Capstone Seminar
CRP 5157 Community-based Organizations in Planning