Ashlee Tziganuk

Ph.D. Planning
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Urban Planning
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Ashlee is a third year PhD student in Urban Planning, with a focus on participatory community development projects. She is specifically interested in how public perceptions of place influence top-down planning decisions.

Areas of specialization: community development, place perceptions, public participation, visioning, and housing. 


2015 - M.A. (Geography) University of Oklahoma

2013 - B.A. (Environmental Sustainability) University of Oklahoma

Research Interests

Community development, place perceptions, public participation, visioning, and housing.


Pfeiffer, D, Tziganuk, A, Cloutier, S, Colbert, J, Strasser, G. (2017). “Realizing Innovative Senior Housing Practices in the U.S.” Book chapter accepted for the The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning, edited by Anacker, K.B., Nguyen, M, and Varady, D. Routledge.   

Widener J, Gliedt T, Tziganuk A. (2016). “Assessing sustainability teaching and learning in geography education” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 17(5).



2014-2015   The Provosts Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching

2014-2015   John Michael Caldwell Memorial Teaching Award

2012-2013   Ronald E. McNair Scholar


President of the SGSUP Graduate Student Committee (2017-2018)