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					                                                                        Current as of October, 2009

                                         YU XIAO
          Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
                 Faculty Fellow, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC)
             Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137
                 (979) 458-2731 (work); (979) 845-1784 (fax); yuxiao@tamu.edu


EDUCATION
Ph.D.  Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
       Champaign, IL, 2008
       Adviser: Edward Feser
       Dissertation: “Local Economic Impact and Adjustment after a Natural Disaster:
       Evidence from the 1993 Midwest Flood”

M.U.P.       Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
             Champaign, IL, 2004

B.S.         Urban Studies and Regional Planning, Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing,
             China, 2002

B.M.         Electronic-Business, Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing, China, 2002


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2008 to      Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning,
present      Texas A&M University

2006 to       Research Assistant, Mid-America Earthquake Center
2008         Researched on building an economic impact module for the development of seismic
             loss assessment and analysis software-MAEViz; Led and coordinated the research
             on the short- to long-run economic impacts assessment of the 1993 Midwest flood.

2002 to      Research Assistant, Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model, University
2005         of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
             Worked on economic models to estimate future economic conditions which serve as
             driver for future land evolutions; Led research on assessing fiscal impacts of
             projected future land use evolutions in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

2001 to      Research Assistant, Center for Landscape Architecture and Planning, Beijing
2002         University
             Worked on a master plan for the Zhangjiajie National Park in China; Participated in
             field investigation, tourist survey, and digital graphic data processing.
HONORS AND AWARDS

       Outstanding Doctoral Students, University of Illinois, 2009
       Graduate Teacher’s Certificate, University of Illinois, 2008
       Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Illinois, 2007-2008
       Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2002-2003
       Honored Graduate, Beijing University, 2002
       Mary Kay Fellowship, Beijing University, 2000-2001
       XIYUE Fellowship for Excellent Students, Beijing University, 1999-2000
       Outstanding Student Honor, Beijing University, 2000-2001 and 1999-2000
       National Science Foundation Fellowship, Beijing University, 1998-1999

EXTERNAL FUNDING

Van Zandt, Shannon (PI), Yu Xiao (co-PI), and Wesley Highfield (co-PI), “Developing a Living
Laboratory for Examining Community Recovery and Resilience after Disaster”, National
Science Foundation, 2009-2011, $374,036

Van Zandt, Shannon (PI), Yu Xiao (co-PI), and Wesley Highfield (co-PI), “Social Vulnerability
and Urban Development Patterns: Impacts on Community Resilience”, National Science
Foundation, 2008-2009, $144,671

Texas Transportation Institute, National Waterways Foundation Project, $6,667 September-
October 2008

INTERNAL FUNDING

Walter Gillis Peacock (Chair) and Yu Xiao (Chair), roundtable discussion on “Long-Term
Disaster Recovery and Resiliency in China and the United States: Toward a Framework for
Comparative Disaster Research” in the 2009 China-U.S. Relations Conference: Building on 30
years of China-US Relations: Looking Ahead, The Office of the Vice President for Research,
Texas A&M University, 2009, $10,000.

TRAVEL GRANTS

       Mary Fran Myers Scholarship, Natural Hazard Center, University of Colorado, 2007
       ACSP Book Fair Publisher's Travel Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of
       Planning, 2007
       ACSP PhD Workshop Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning,
       2007
       Travel Scholarship for U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, National Committee on
       United States-China Relations, 2007

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Tschangho John Kim, Matthew Claus, Joseph S. Rank, and Yu Xiao, 2009, “Technology and
Cities: Processes of Technology-Land Substitution in the 20th Century”, Journal of Urban
Technology, 16(1): 63-88.

Edwards, Mary and Yu Xiao, 2009, “Rational Annexation”, Urban Affairs Review (forthcoming).

Xiao, Yu, 2009, “Evaluating Short- to Long-run Economic Impact of Natural Disasters: Quasi-
experimental Design and Its Application”, China Regional Economics, 1: 116-123. (In Chinese)


SUBMITTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Xiao, Yu, 2009, “Hurricanes and the Louisiana Economy” (completed and to be submitted to the
Annals of Regional Science)

Xiao, Yu, 2009, “Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters and Trajectories of Adjustment”
(submitted to Journal of Regional Science, under review)

Xiao, Yu, 2008, “Post-disaster Economic Recovery in a Local Context: A Case Study of the
City of Grafton, Illinois in the 1993 Midwest Flood in U.S.” (submitted to Journal of
Environmental Policy & Planning, under review)

Xiao, Yu and Edward Feser, 2008, “The Unemployment Impact of the 1993 Midwest flood: A
Quasi-experimental Intervention Analysis” (submitted to Natural Hazards Review, under review)

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Xiao, Yu, Jun Wan, and Geoffrey Hewings. 2009. “Flooding and the Midwest Economy:
Assessing the Midwest Floods of 1993 and 2008.” To be presented at the 56th North American
Regional Science Association International Conference, at San Francisco, California (November
18-21)

Van Zandt, Shannon, Walter Peacock, Wesley Highfield, and Yu Xiao. 2009. “Housing
Inequalities and Social Vulnerability to Natural Disasters: Findings from 2008’s Hurricane Ike.”
Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 50th Anniversary Conference, at
Crystal City, Virginia (October 1-4)

Xiao, Yu. 2009. “Economic Impact of Hurricanes: A Comparative Study of Katrina/Rita and
Ike.” Presented at the International Research Committee on Disasters Researchers Meeting, at
Broomfield, Colorado (July 18-10)

Xiao, Yu. 2009. “Local Economic Impact of Disasters.” Presented at the Western Regional
Science Association Annual Conference, at Napa, California (February 22-25)

Xiao, Yu. 2008. “Community Economic Adjustment, Post-disaster Mitigation, and Long-term
Economic Recovery.” Poster presented at the Annual Hazards Research and Applications
Workshop, at Broomfield, Colorado (July 12-15)
Xiao, Yu. 2008. “Community Economic Adjustment after Major Disasters: Framework and
Analysis.” Paper presented at the ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress Conference, at Chicago, Illinois
(July 8-11)

Edwards, Mary and Yu Xiao. 2008. “Annexation: A Route to Municipal Efficiency?” Paper
presented at the ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress Conference, at Chicago, Illinois (July 8-11)

Xiao, Yu and Edward Feser. 2008. “The Unemployment Impact of the 1993 Midwest Flood: A
Quasi-experimental Intervention Analysis.” Paper presented at the Southern Regional Science
Association Conference, at Washington D.C. (March 27-29)

Xiao, Yu and Edward Feser. 2007. “The Unemployment Impact of the 1993 Midwest Flood: A
Quasi-experimental Intervention Analysis.” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning Conference, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 18-21)

NON-PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

Xiao, Yu. 2009. “Role of Businesses in Hazard Reduction and Recovery.” Presented in an
invited talk at Beijing University, China on Hazard Reduction and Recovery—Social Science
and Policy Making in the United States (October 20).

Xiao, Yu. 2009. “Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters and Trajectories of Adjustment.”
Presented at Resilience in the 21st Century Hazard Reduction& Recovery Center 20th
Anniversary Celebration, at College Station, Texas (January 31)

Xiao, Yu. 2003. “Modeling Land Use Evolution and Assessing Its Impacts”, China Center for
Economic Research, Beijing University, China

COURSES TAUGHT

Analytical Planning Research Methods (undergraduate): Spring 2006 and spring 2007
Plan Implementation (undergraduate): Spring 2008
Structure and Function of Cities and Regions (undergraduate): Spring 2008 and summer 2009
Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery (graduate): Fall 2009
Structure and Function of Urban Settlements (graduate): Fall 2009

SERVICE
Coordinator for weekly PhD seminar at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Vice President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, 2003-2004

				
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