Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Carissa Slotterback is the associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, as well as anassociate professor of urban and regional planning. Her research and teaching are focused on public engagement and decision making in environmental, land-use, and transportation planning. She is particularly interested in how stakeholders perceive impacts and use information in making decisions, focusing on impact assessment, collaborative decision making, and sustainability planning approaches.
In addition to her faculty role, Slotterback has led a number of initiatives focused on interdisciplinary and engaged research and education, including with the University of Minnesota's Resilient Communities Project and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Slotterback serves as the elected secretary of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and is also active on state and national committees of the American Planning Association. She has experience as a planner in the public and private sectors and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Florida State University.