Daniel Hess Among 16 Receiving Chancellor’s Award

Published May 17, 2012

Seven faculty members, three librarians and six staff members are recipients of 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching honors those who consistently demonstrate superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level. Recipients are Jessie P.H. Poon, professor in the Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences; Carine M. Mardorossian, associate professor in the Department of English, CAS; Charles Lindsey, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, School of Management; and Daniel Hess, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning.


An expert in the field of urban and regional planning, Daniel Hess teaches courses that explore public policy, design, history, technology and branches of the social sciences. He incorporates site visits, field projects, invited speakers and real-world situations that prepare students to apply their learning in professional settings.

Hess’ research, writing and teaching examine how urban policies influence travel behavior and how urban spatial dynamics can best be analyzed methodologically. His work also focuses on access to employment for welfare recipients and low-income persons, and he has conducted evaluations of transportation policy and practice in California and New York.

He is particularly interested in transit-system performance and alternative transit funding arrangements, and has conducted evaluations of transit-pass programs.

A 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar at Tallimm University of Technology in Estonia, Hess also was a visiting National Endowment for the Humanities scholar at Columbia University in 2011.

Other recipients were recognized with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Faculty Service, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Librarianship and Classified Service.