Urban Planning Conference

Savannah Historic District - Bay Street

Advisory Committee


  • Dr. Bernard Bongang, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Dr. Behrooz Kalantari, Professor of Public Administration
  • Dr. Nicole Oretsky, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Dr. Michael Schroeder, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Mr. Joe Steffen, Savannah State University Counsel
  • Dr. David Smith, Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives
  • Dr. Reynold Verret, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Conference Organizers

Organizers of the conference consist of faculty members, staff and student at Savannah State University. The conference organizers are as follows:

  • Dr. Otis Johnson, Savannah State University Scholar-in-Residence and Former City of Savannah Mayor
  • Dr. LaRhonda Odom, Instructor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Professor Allynne Owens, Instructor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Professor Carry Smith, Instructor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Ms. Kenyatta Spiller, Student of Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning Program
  • Dr. Deden Rukmana , Associate Professor and Coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning program
  • Ms. Mindy Wilson, Administrative Support to the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences