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Kyle Ezell, AICP

  • Professor of Practice, City and Regional Planning Section
223 Knowlton Hall

Kyle Ezell is a professor of practice in city and regional planning at the Knowlton School, where he has taught since 2005. Ezell has 24 years of experience as a practicing city planner. His work at the school involves students heavily in experiential learning, both in nearby communities in Ohio, and on the international travel programs he manages.

Ezell is the recipient of many awards for his teaching and practice including: OSU College of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty - Charles McQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2014; The 2015 Vernon Deines Award for national division award for Outstanding Small Town Special Project Plan from American Planning Association’s Small Town/Rural Division; The 2015 Donald E. Hunter Award for Excellence in Economic Development Planning from the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association; The American Planning Association’s Ohio’s Focused Planning Project (2015); The Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Association’s Merit Award; Faculty Award for University Community Members Who Have Made a Positive Influence on Ohio State Students, presented by Residence on 10th Hall (2014); Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Education, The Ohio State Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association (2012); Ohio State University Faculty Award for Excellence in Community-Based Scholarship (2010); and the Ohio Planning Conference (OPC) Columbus Division Award for his studio course work (2009).

He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master of Science, Geography, from South Dakota State University.

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