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New Appointments and Fellowships for Ryerson, Ammon, and Trubiano

New Appointments and Fellowships for Ryerson, Ammon, and Trubiano

Faculty members Megan Ryerson, Francesca Russello Ammon, and Franca Trubiano have been recognized for their leadership in transportation, historic preservation, and building technology by Penn and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Megan S. Ryerson, associate professor of city and regional planning and electrical and systems engineering, and associate dean for research at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, has been appointed the endowed UPS Chair of Transportation. This named professorship recognizes an outstanding scholar-teacher in transportation for a term of five academic years. Ryerson’s research in transportation planning focuses on aviation systems, critical infrastructure, and pedestrian and bike safety; her work has been published in the leading transportation and planning journals and received support from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Francesca Russello Ammon, an associate professor of city and regional planning who also teaches in the graduate program in historic preservation, has been selected for an ACLS Fellowship for her project Preserving the City: Urban Renewal and Restoration in Society Hill, Philadelphia. Preserving the City applies modern mapping technologies to document history of Society Hill and the iconic neighborhood’s history of preservation.  Given by the ACLS, or American Council of Learned Societies, to fund a year of research and writing, the Fellowship is among the most selective in the humanities and social sciences.

Franca Trubiano, associate professor of architecture, was appointed to the Penn Fellows Program, which provides leadership development to select Penn faculty in mid-career. Trubiano conducts funded research in the areas of advanced energy retrofits and building information modeling.