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William John Cohen

William John Cohen, American city and regional planner, educator, photographer. Governor's Management fellow, 1993-1994; Lewis Mumford scholar Graduate Department of City and Reg. Planning, University Pennsylvania, 1996.

Background

  • Cohen, William John was born on July 30, 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Edward Joseph and L. V. Dolores Mackay Cohen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Delaware, 1964. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1976. Master of Arts in City Planning, University Pennsylvania, 1999.

      Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 2003.

    Career

    • Research assistant Delaware State Planning Office, Dover, 1967-1969, senior planner, 1969-1971. Director planning City of Newark, Delaware, 1971-1977. Principal William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc., Wilmington, 1977-1990, W.J. Cohen Photography, Wilmington, 1985-1996.

      Executive director governors rivers task force Office of Secretary Department Natural Resources, Dover, Delaware, 1992-1994, senior resources planner Office of Secretary, 1990-1998. City and regional planning consultant, since 1998. Senior policy advisor Delaware Institute for Public Administration.

      Instructor geography University Delaware, 1978—2001, adjunct instructor geography, 2001—2004, adjunct assistant professor, 2004—2005. Adjunct associate professor community and regional planning Temple University, 2004—2005. Lecturer, 2005—2006; senior lecturer, since 2006.

    Works

    • Author or co-author over 90 professional and technical publications.

    Membership

    Executive director Cecil County Maryland Arts Council, 1988-1990. Member American Institute Certified Planners (charter member, president Delaware Chapter.1981-1983), Delaware Association for Public Administration (president 1976-1978).

    Connections

    • Children: Edward Joshua, Rebecca Anne.
    • father: Edward Joseph
    • mother: L. V. Dolores Mackay Cohen
    • children: Edward Joshua Cohen
    • Rebecca Anne Cohen
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    Nationality
    • 1964
      University Del.
    • 1976
      University Del.
    • 1999
      University Pennsylvania
    • 2002
      University Pennsylvania
    • 2003
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1967 - 1969
      Research assistant, Delaware State Planning Office
      Dover, Delaware, United States
    • 1971 - 1977
      director, planning City of Newark
    • 1977 - 1990
      principal William J. Cohen and Associate, s
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1985 - 1996
      principal William J. Cohen and Associate, s
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1992 - 1994
      executive, director governors rivers task force Office of Secretary Department Natural Resources
      Dover, Delaware, United States
    • 1998
      city and regional planning consultant
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