Jane Rongerude PhD
Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
Phone: (515) 294-5289
Office: 477 Design
PhD and MCP in City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley.
BS in Environmental Studies with a minor in Community Devleopment from Portland State University.
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My research interests focus on the role of housing within urban systems of poverty management. I am especially interested in the institutional and spatial arrangements related to poverty management systems. Within these systems, I investigate how poverty is being dispersed, shifted and reformed within the urban landscape. As a result of these areas of inquiry, I have developed a strong foundation in the areas of housing needs, housing policy, neighborhood revitalization, and community development.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have shifted my research to focus on the problem of rental housing instability. This work seeks to understand the role of landlord decision-making as it relates to rental housing outcomes. It investigates landlord characteristics, impacts, and responses to the pandemic.
Systems of poverty management: How do the everyday practices of planners and planning institutions shape the distribution of poverty and opportunity?
- NSF Funded project: RAPID: Keeping Shelters in Place: Understanding Residential Landlord Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Polk County Housing Trust Fund funded project: Creating a New Landlord Database for Analyzing Housing Insecurity in Polk Co.
- Collaborators include: Biswa Das, PhD (Dept of Community and Regional Planning/ISU Extension), Dan Kuhlmann, PhD (Dept of Community and Regional Planning/Dept of Finance), Lily Wang, PhD (Dept of Statistics), Lin Quan (Dept. of Statistics)
Voice: How do we create inclusive planning processes and inclusive communities?
- Mayor's Institute on City Design-affiliated project: Engaging Youth in Design and Decision-making to Promote Justice and Equity
- Collaborators include Manisha Paudell (City of Des Moines), Julie Aborg Robison (ISU Extension, Community and Economic Development)
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): How do we educate for justice and inclusion?
- Dean’s Grant for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, College of Engineering, ISU funded project: Summative Evaluation of an Online Peer Evaluation Bias Mitigation Training in Team-Based Learning Classrooms.
- Collaborators include Jacklin Stonewall and Michael Dorneich, PhD