Owen J. Furuseth is Associate Provost for Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs, and Professor of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining the UNC Charlotte faculty, Furuseth was employed as an urban and regional planner in Florida and a planning educator in Oregon. Since 1997, he has served as the Principal Investigator for the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Studies.
Ph.D. Geography, Oregon State University, 1978
M.A. Geography, East Carolina University, 1973
B.A. Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, East Carolina University, 1971
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, University of Auckland, NZ, 1993
NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, 1981
Furuseth’s current research interests are centered around community planning, especially social and community change associated with Latino immigration. With fellow UNC Charlotte geographer, Heather Smith, Owen co-edited Latinos in the New South: Transformations of Place (Ashgate, 2006). He has also co-edited Rural Housing, Exurbanization, and Amenity-Driven Development (Ashgate, 2010).