Tom Daniels is a Full Professor who joins Professor Keene in directing the concentration in Environmental Planning and Growth Management. Tom's main areas of interest are farmland preservation, growth management, and connection between land use and water quality. Tom has taught at SUNY-Albany, Kansas State University, and Iowa State University. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and in 2002 he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Tom is the author of several books, including When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe, Holding Our Ground: Protecting America’s Farms and Farmland, The Small Town Planning Handbook, and The Environmental Planning Handbook. He has been involved in almost 200 conservation easement projects.
Tom often serves as a consultant to state and local governments and land trusts. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where for nine years he has managed the nationally-recognized farmland preservation program.