Mr. Troy D. Mix is a Policy Scientist with the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He conducts research and teaches on the topics of regional economic development, planning, and governance. Mr. Mix also has several years experience as a practicing professional planner.
Mix's research focuses on the determinants of long-run, regional economic competitiveness. His contemporary efforts examine two major topics—1) how competitiveness is affected by the structure and process of regional economic development policymaking, and 2) how regional economic structure impacts competitiveness. He draws from and seeks to contribute to scholarship in the fields of planning, regional development, and strategic management. Mix's dissertation research examines the organizational designs of entrepreneurial universities and the impact these institutions have on regional development policy.
Mr. Mix has instructed and assisted with undergraduate and
graduate-level courses on the topics of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and urban and regional analysis. He worked
for five years as a professional planner with a public service
unit at the University of Delaware and maintains membership in
the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). His primary areas of
professional expertise include regional planning and economic development, policy analysis, and geographic information systems.
Mix's professional experiences include preparing comprehensive plans and economic development strategies; conducting spatial analyses of regional demographic and development conditions; and facilitating committee work and
drafting a statewide Comprehensive Economic Development
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