Professor - Emeritus, Urban & Regional Planning
Research Interests: Transportation planning, evaluation in planning, methods of regional analysis.
PhD from the University of Washington.
Rene Hinojosa is professor emeritus in SPDC’s Urban and Regional Planning Program. He is the former acting director of the MSU Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) of Michigan State University, former chair of the Department of Geography, visiting professor at the Science University in Tokyo, Japan, and a Fulbright Scholar at the National University, Colombia. Previously Hinojosa worked as a civil engineer and as a consultant in the private sector. He had contract projects in Latin America as a consultant to international development agencies in the areas of regional development, employment and income generation, small business development, and database management systems. Hinojosa has authored articles and technical reports dealing with methods and techniques for regional analysis. He taught quantitative research techniques, transportation planning, regional economic analysis and urbanization in developing countries. Hinojosa organized several study abroad courses, including programs in Japan, Mexico, Italy, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, served in a university council to review research and graduate education at MSU, and he has served in numerous college and departmental committees. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle.