Marccus D. Hendricks, Ph.D., MPH


Faculty Affiliate
Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning Program
301-405-2234
mdh1@umd.edu

 

 Dr. Marccus Hendricks joined the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2017. Currently, Marccus is a Faculty Research Affiliate with the Environmental Finance Center and the Center for Disaster Resilience at the University of Maryland. As a Faculty Research Affiliate, Dr. Hendricks helps to support the EFC in developing new research opportunities, goals and objectives as well as oversees existing research and knowledge exchange activities that are consistent with the center’s mission. He also consults with EFC staff and project teams to exchange ideas on research gaps and findings to produce transformative scholarship that offers solutions for more sustainable and resilient communities and translate the research to action through engagement. Marccus is an environmental planner and his primary research interest includes urban infrastructure, capital improvement, public works, disaster planning, community resilience, sustainable development, and participatory action. More specifically, he studies critical infrastructures that are designed to provide essential services for community well-being at the neighborhood-level, such as stormwater and green infrastructure, streets, roadways, and right-of-ways. He also studies maintenance, rehabilitation, and public works including waste management and debris removal, facilities maintenance, solid wastes, and parks. Dr. Hendricks hopes to develop innovative scientific methods and technologies that advance sustainable design, planning and development decision making of communities to achieve healthier, more equitable places and resilient built, natural and social systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science and a Master of Public Health, both from Texas A&M University. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas.