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Amy Glasmeier attended Sonoma State University from 1976 to 1978, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Planning.
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Amy Glasmeier studied at the University of Michigan in 1979.
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In 1980, Amy Glasmeier earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of California in Berkeley and in 1986, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in City and Regional Planning.
(Rural America is at a crossroads in its economic developm...)
Rural America is at a crossroads in its economic development. Like regions of other First World nations, the traditional economic base of rural communities in the United States is rapidly deteriorating. Natural resources, including agriculture, show little prospect for generating future job growth, and manufacturing has become a new source of instability.
(Through an analysis of national data and detailed case st...)
Through an analysis of national data and detailed case studies, From Combines to Computers examines how the transition to a service economy is playing out for rural America. It answers two important questions. Will services fill the gap left by lost farming, manufacturing, and mining jobs? And will services stabilize, even revitalize, rural areas? Glasmeier and Howland document the intraregional spatial patterns and trends of services in the national economy, compare services in urban and rural communities and identify the potential and limitations of rural development strategies based on services.
(Since the large-scale manufacture of personal timepieces ...)
Since the large-scale manufacture of personal timepieces began, industry leadership has shifted among widely disparate locations, production systems, and cultures. This book recounts the story of the quest for supremacy in the manufacture of watches from the cottage industries of Britain, to the preeminence of Switzerland and, later, the United States; to the high-tech plants of Japan and the sweatshops of Hong Kong.
(Today, as advanced telecommunications technology overtake...)
Today, as advanced telecommunications technology overtakes cities and suburbs, the infrastructure for providing Internet and other cutting-edge services barely inches its way into rural areas. If the trend continues, these communities will be unable to compete economically or provide modern health and education services.
(Persistent poverty has long been one of America's most pr...)
Persistent poverty has long been one of America's most pressing and intractable problems. According to some estimates, by 2003, almost twenty-five percent of America's countries had per-capita incomes below one half the national average, high unemployment, low labor force participation rates, and a high dependency on government transfer payments all measures of economic distress. An Atlas of Poverty in America shows how and where America's regional development patterns have become more uneven, and graphically illustrates the increasing number of communities falling behind the national economic average.
Amy Glasmeier attended Sonoma State University from 1976 to 1978, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Planning. She also studied at the University of Michigan in 1979. In 1980, she earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of California in Berkeley and in 1986, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in City and Regional Planning.
Amy Glasmeier began her career in 1985 as an assistant professor of community studies at Pennsylvania State University in State College. In 1986, Amy moved to the University of Texas at Austin to be a faculty member in the Department of Community and Regional Planning and teach courses in development. In 1986-1990 she was an assistant professor there and in 1990-1991, an associate professor of community and regional planning. Amy Glasmeier spent a year in Washington at the Aspen Institute in 1991-92 as a visiting scholar in rural economic policy program, conducting an analysis of the implications of globalization for rural development.
In 1992, Glasmeier became an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University in State College. Additionally, during that period she also was a senior research associate at the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation. In 1995-2009, she served as a professor of geography and regional planning there. She taught courses in regional economic development, economic and industrial geography, Appalachia, and poverty, race, and class. She was Chair of the Department of Geography from 1995 to 1996 and was a center director in the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation from 1997 to 2001 at Pennsylvania State University.
Glasmeier was also a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1998 to 1999, and at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2000. She was a guest speaker at colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, Free University of Berlin, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Kentucky, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clark University, Harvard University, and Rutgers University.
From 2008, she is a Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Glasmeier has worked all over the world, including Japan, Hong Kong, Latin America, and Europe. She has worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ERVET Emilia Romagna Regional Planning Agency, numerous federal agencies, and international development organizations in constructing development policies to alleviate poverty and promote economic opportunity. She has worked for the Appalachian Regional Commission, where she explored the potential of renewable energy technologies to provide economic opportunity for communities in the region. She also works on measuring economic opportunity and distress.
Amy Glasmeier runs LRISA, the lab on Regional Innovation and Spatial Analysis, in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Amy is also a founding editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. Amy’s research focuses on the spatial interactions of economic actors and structures including firms, industries, institutions and the state in the provision of economic opportunity for communities and individuals.
Glasmeier has authored several books on subjects such as high-technology industries growth, and sustainable development problems of rural areas. She wrote Regional Planning and Economic Development: A Bibliography in 1983. In 1986, with Ann R. Markusen and Peter Hall, she produced High-Tech America: The What, How, Where, and Why of the Sunrise Industries. Since then, she has also written The High-Tech Potential: Economic Development in Rural America in 1991. Her most recent book, An Atlas of Poverty in America: One Nation, Pulling Apart 1960-2003 came out in 2006. She has also been a contributor to books, articles, and reviews to professional journals.
(Today, as advanced telecommunications technology overtake...)2000
(Through an analysis of national data and detailed case st...)1995
(Since the large-scale manufacture of personal timepieces ...)2000
(Persistent poverty has long been one of America's most pr...)2006
(Rural America is at a crossroads in its economic developm...)1991
Amy Glasmeier is a member of the Association of American Geographers, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, National Academy Board of Sciences on Infrastructure and the Environment, National Science Foundation, National Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.
Association of American Geographers , United States
1996 - 1998
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning , United States
National Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute , United States
1989 - 1992
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , United States
National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council , United States
1998 - 2000
Professor Amy Glasmeier is a truly caring and reliable person, which has been demonstrated through both her life’s work and her impact on those she has mentored. Her students describe her as a reliable touchstone in their lives, frequently checking in on their personal and emotional well being, taking them out to lunch or coffee to catch up, and even having students over at her house for dinner. As a mentor, Amy encourages her students to develop their own ideas and forge their own paths, even if those paths differ from hers. She supports her students in these endeavors by giving, as one of her advisees put it, "deep, constructive feedback."
Amy Glasmeier is married to Tom Bell. They have two children, Drew and Graham.