Jeffrey P. Doshna is a professional planner, economist and community leader. He teaches courses in community and economic development, quantitative and qualitative research methods and supervises the graduate planning studio. In 2019 he has served as a Councilman in Flemington, New Jersey, and is currently Chairperson of the Flemington Planning Board.
His primary research area is community economic development with a focus on community development finance. His current work explores the influences of neoliberalism on the practice of community development through programs like the Federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative. He has previously conducted research on microenterprise development, state economic development policy and efforts to promote entrepreneurship in low-income neighborhoods.
Doshna is actively engaged in practice as an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP). He has served on the Flemington Planning Board since 2006, supporting the creation of its affordable housing element, its sustainability element, as well as the latest revision to the Borough’s Master Plan in 2010. He was Chair of the Flemington Environmental Commission in 2008, authored Flemington’s Natural Resource Inventory in 2010 and led the effort for Flemington’s initial Bronze-level certification within the Sustainable Jersey Program in 2011. He regularly volunteers his time and expertise to other local planning initiatives and serves on the boards of a number of community non-profits.
PhD, Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2015
MCRP, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2002
BA, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Benhardt, Doshna, et al (2020). Calling All Students: What’s your path forward? Presenter and session co-organizer, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. Virtual conference
Doshna, J.P. (2019). Planning in the Shadow of Giants: A discussion about the experiences of small planning programs. Presenter and session co-organizer, 59th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Doshna, J.P. (2019). Learning Outcomes: Development and measurement. Invited Panelist, 59th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Doshna, J.P., Purdy, T., O’Leary, T. (2018). Placemaking in the Suburbs: Developing and Implementing an Arts-Based Economic Development Plan for Lansdowne. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.
Doshna, J.P. (2016). Community Development in the Age of Neoliberalism: The case of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative. Presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Portland, Oregon, USA.
Servon, L. J. & Doshna, J. P. (2000). Microenterprise and the economic development toolkit: A small part of the big picture. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 183-208.
Doshna, J. P. (2000) Questioning the Entrepreneurial State. An examination of state economic development policy. Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Servon, L. J.& Doshna, J. P. (2000). Structuring and Sustaining the Relationships that Support U.S. Microenterprise Programs. A contribution to the ILO Action Programme: “Enterprise Creation by the Unemployed – The Role of Microfinance in Industrialized Countries.” Geneva: International Labour Office
Regular courses taught at Temple University
- Introduction to Community Development (CDEV 1113)
- Community Planning Analysis (CDEV 2596)
- Community Development Finance (CDEV 3313)
- Community-based Organizations (CDEV 3197)
- Cooperatives (CDEV 2354)
- Planning Analysis (CTRP 5513)
- Regional Development (CTRP 8276)
- Advanced Methods for Planning Analysis (CRP 8860)
- Planning Studio (CTRP 9889)