Joel Mendez

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Snow Hall


Dr. Joel Mendez joined the University of Kansas’ Urban Planning Program in the fall of 2018 as an incoming Assistant Professor. Joel’s research and teaching interests lie in the intersection between transportation, economic development, and social justice. His current research examines 1) development outcomes within new transit service areas via an equity perspective and 2) the economic development impact of streetcar investment. He is completing a Ph.D. from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University and holds a M.S in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.