Victoria Morckel, AICP
Dr. Victoria Morckel is a certified urban planner (AICP) and Senior Teaching Specialist in the urban and regional planning program. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University where she specialized in urban design, environmental-behaviorism, and planning for population decline. Her research primarily addresses ways to improve quality of life in deindustrialized cities in the Midwestern United States, with an emphasis on issues of vacancy, blight, and neighborhood change. Before coming to SPDC, Dr. Morckel was an Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. Her work has been recognized in both local and national publications, as she has been featured in media outlets including Planning Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Detroit Metro Times.