Joe Grengs is chair and associate professor in Urban and Regional Planning. His research examines social equity in transportation and land-use planning, and argues for prioritizing transportation investments that improve access to essential destinations for poor people and other disadvantaged travelers. He serves on the Executive Committee and is Treasurer for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). He was appointed by the Obama Administration and currently serves on the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Joe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a registered professional engineer, with work experience in both the private and public sectors, and in international settings. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.