Dr. Bernadette Hanlon is Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Program at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University (OSU). She specializes in the political economy of metropolitan regions, focusing on issues of suburban transformation, housing conditions and community development. Dr. Hanlon is the author of three books, Once the American Dream: Inner-ring Suburbs in the Metropolitan United States, Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US (with John Rennie Short and Thomas J. Vicino) and Global Migration: The Basics (with Thomas J. Vicino) and co-editor (with Thomas J. Vicino) of The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. She is also author of numerous articles in some of the leading journals in urban studies.
Dr. Hanlon teaches courses in urban planning theory, housing policy and planning, and research design. She is currently the Chair of the Bachelor of Science City and Regional Planning Section at OSU. She has been an active member of the Urban Affairs Association, serving on multiple committees, as well as organizing sessions and making presentations at annual conferences. In 2016, she was elected to the UAA Governing Board and served as Vice Chair before assuming the editorship of the Journal of Urban Affairs. She is also an active member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. She has a PhD. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.