Eric J. Strauss is currently a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design, and Construction, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (U.S.A.). He has been Program Chairman of the Graduate Program in Urban Planning at the University of Kansas and has taught at Indiana University-Bloomington, Queen’s University (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Dortmund University (Germany) and Babes-Bolyai University (Romania). His latest book is “An Overview of the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Farmland in Turkey” (with Ayse Ozcan) (2016). His current research interests include agricultural land protection, environmental management, urban regeneration and control of signs.  He has specialized in evaluating the application of legal principles to urban planning policy choices.

Dr. Strauss is a member of the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (A.A.C.S.R.E.), the American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) and the State Bar of Kansas. He has been a Fulbright Specialist to Panama City, Panama.