Meet the Instructors
James O. (Bo) Duncan, Jr., is an outreach specialist with appointments with the Land Policy Institute and the Institute of Water Research at MSU. He has more than 40 years of planning experience, of which 25 years was with county government planning offices in Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, where he worked particularly with drafting, administering and enforcing land development plans, policies, ordinances and procedures.
Holly Madill is an outreach Specialist who assists both the Planning & Zoning Center and the Land Policy Institute at MSU in research and outreach projects related to land use and strategic growth. She is a trainer of the Michigan Citizen Planner Program. Madill brings a diverse set of skills to this position having developed and managed planning, capacity-building and public policy projects for the private, nonprofit, institutional and public sectors over the course of the last 20 years. She specializes in community engagement, transportation and plan development.
Brad Neumann, AICP, is the MSU Extension regional land use educator for the Upper Peninsula. His work experiences range from research and teaching as a National Science Foundation Fellow to community and economic development as a planning consultant. Neumann is a trainer for the MSU Extension Michigan Citizen Planner Program and also teaches for the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP). He specializes in planning and zoning law and process, placemaking and climate adaptation, and is a statewide resource on the Right to Farm Act and the Land Division Act.
Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, is the MSU Extension distinguished senior educator in government and public policy for the western and northwestern parts of the Lower Peninsula. He is well-known to crowds attending the Michigan Citizen Planner, MAP, MSUE and Networks Northwest training programs. Schindler’s work with MSU Extension has focused on land use (planning and zoning) with a specialization in the Right to Farm Act/urban agriculture, property rights, due process, wind energy, public participation, the Joint Municipal Planning Act, form based code, development in the new/global economy, placemaking, the Land Division Act, government fiscal sustainability and water protection (ground, surface water, and wetlands). He also has more than 36 years of local planning experience in Michigan as a county planning director, consultant, and in MSU Extension.
Mark A. Wyckoff, FAICP, is a well-known community planner and the director of the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU, as well as senior associate director of the MSU Land Policy Institute. He is also editor of Planning & Zoning News, and a trainer of the Michigan Citizen Planner Program. Wyckoff has more than 30 years of applied planning experience in Michigan at the state, regional and local level, with most of it as a private consultant. He has conducted hundreds of training programs for an estimated 30,000 local government officials over the past 40 years. Wyckoff is considered an expert on Michigan land use law, and on statewide land use trends and land use policy. He is often consulted on pending legislative issues by a wide range of stakeholder groups, including state legislators and nonprofit advocacy organizations. Wyckoff specializes in planning and zoning law, placemaking, New Economy and green infrastructure.