Dr. Edward Jepson has a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in Urban and Regional Planning and a master's degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Regional Planning and is a qualifying member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Dr. Jepson was an assistant professor of planning at the University of Tennessee from 2001 until its closure in 2008. Since that time, he has held adjunct positions at the University of West Georgia, East Carolina University, and the universities of Oregon and Idaho. In his prior professional career he was the executive director of economic development organizations in Pennsylvania and Iowa and an economic development and planning consultant. Dr. Jepson has published dozens of articles on planning and community development and co-authored a book on planning fundamentals which he co-authored. He has taught numerous core planning and urban development courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including planning methods, planning theory, environmental planning, economic development planning, and planning for sustainability. Dr. Jepson's primary academic and research focus is the community development-sustainability link and the integration of sustainability and resilience principles into the practice of planning.
- Edward J Jepson, Jr