Dr. Haifeng Qian joined the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa in August 2014 as an assistant professor. His areas of expertise include regional and local economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and public policy analysis. His recent research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Annals of Regional Science, Economic Development Quarterly, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Technology Transfer, Small Business Economics, and Urban Studies. Dr. Qian was a winner of the Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science from the Western Regional Science Association and a recipient of the Early Career Grant from the Regional Studies Association. He currently serves as an associate editor of two academic journals: Economic Development Quarterly (a Sage Journal) and Regional Studies, Regional Science (a open-access Taylor and Francis journal).