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Hazel Morrow-Jones, PhD

  • Professor Emerita, City and Regional Planning Section
237 Knowlton Hall
614-292-1012

Hazel A. Morrow-Jones is Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School. Most recently she was the Associate Provost for Women’s Policy Initiatives and Director of The Women’s Place at Ohio State. Her research focuses on neighborhood diversity, change and development. At The Women’s Place from 2010 through June of 2015, she worked on policy initiatives for improving the climate for women in higher education, leadership development and opportunities for women, and valuing diversity in hiring and promotion decisions.

At the Knowlton School, Morrow-Jones has conducted extensive research on home ownership, including who is moving, what drives decisions to move, what people are looking for when they sell a home and move farther out, what role schools play and whether people find better homes and neighborhoods. She argues that one must know the answers to those questions before developing public policies on issues ranging from downtown redevelopment to farmland preservation. The results of her research have appeared in academic journals and books. Jones has received research grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Science Foundation, the National Association of American Geographers and the Ohio Center for Real Estate Education and Research.

Selected Publications

“Understanding Poverty Rate Dynamics in Moderately Poor Urban Neighborhoods:  A Competitive Perspective” with Chunhui Ren, Advances in Applied Sociology, Vol. 4, no. 2, 2014.

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“Leadership Development for Faculty Women at The Ohio State University: The President and Provost's Leadership Institute” with Eunice Hornsby and Deb Ballam special issue of Advances in Developing Human Resources, 2012.

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"Influences of the Main Factors Associated with Homeowners’ Intentions to Move" with Myungje Woo. International Journal of Urban Sciences, Vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 161-186. 2011 

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“Playing Both ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside Games’? Evidence from Expert Interviews in Mature Suburbs in Ohio.” Urban Geography 32.2 (2011): 244-262. With Katrin Anacker. 

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"Intrametropolitan Residential Mobility and Older Inner Suburbs: A Case Study of the Greater Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area." Housing Policy Debate, 2010. With Moon Jeong Kim.

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"The Impact of Residential Mortgage Foreclosure on Neighborhood Change and Succession" with Yanmei Li, Journal of Planning Education and Research, September, 2010, Vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 22 – 39. 

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Haurin, D. R., & Morrow-Jones, H. A. (2006). The impact of real estate market knowledge on tenure choice: A comparison of black and white households. Housing Policy Debate, 17(4), 625-653.

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Morrow-Jones, H. A., Irwin, E. G., & Roe, B. (2004). Consumer preference for neotraditional neighborhood characteristics. Housing Policy Debate, 15(1), 171-202.

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Morrow-Jones, H. A. (1988). The housing life-cycle and the transition from renting to owning a home in the united-states - a multistate analysis. Environment and Planning A, 20(9), 1165-1184.

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