Rayman Mohamed, Ph.D., was recently elected vice president/president elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Mohamed is the chair and professor of urban studies and planning at Wayne State University.
Mohamed will assume his duties as vice president at the ACSP’s fall 2021 governing board meeting and those as president in 2023 for a two-year term. Among his responsibilities as vice president will be to appoint and chair a committee that reviews the activities, programs, ways and means of the association, and help set the presidential agenda. He will also oversee the association’s flagship journal, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and serve as the organization’s parliamentarian.
Mohamed previously served in leadership positions in ACSP, including as chair for the land-use track at the national conference, chair of the National Conference Committee, and a member of the Elections and Nominations Committee. Mohamed previously worked for The Carter Center on electoral governance and economic development.
The ACSP is a consortium of more than 100 university departments and programs that offer city or urban planning degrees as well as programs that offer degrees affiliated with planning. The ACSP connects educators, researchers and students to advance knowledge about planning education and research. It is committed to promoting the field of planning as a diverse global community that works collectively toward healthy, equitable and sustainable neighborhoods, cities and regions. Members convene at annual conferences and workshops, disseminate research through the Journal of Planning Education and Research and beyond, and engage with like-minded colleagues in a variety of interest groups.
Mohamed obtained his Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Cornell in 2003. He also holds a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Guyana.