EDUCATION Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, 2008 Adviser: Edward Feser Dissertation: “Local Economic Impact and Adjustment after a Natural Disaster: Evidence from the 1993 Midwest Flood” M.U.P. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, 2004 B.S. Urban Studies and Regional Planning, Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing, China, 2002 B.M. Electronic-Business, Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing, China, 2002 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 2008 to Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, present Texas A&M University 2006 to Research Assistant, Mid-America Earthquake Center 2008 Researched on building an economic impact module for the development of seismic loss assessment and analysis software-MAEViz; Led and coordinated the research on the short- to long-run economic impacts assessment of the 1993 Midwest flood. 2002 to Research Assistant, Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model, University 2005 of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Worked on economic models to estimate future economic conditions which serve as driver for future land evolutions; Led research on assessing fiscal impacts of projected future land use evolutions in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. 2001 to Research Assistant, Center for Landscape Architecture and Planning, Beijing 2002 University Worked on a master plan for the Zhangjiajie National Park in China; Participated in field investigation, tourist survey, and digital graphic data processing. HONORS AND AWARDS Outstanding Doctoral Students, University of Illinois, 2009 Graduate Teacher’s Certificate, University of Illinois, 2008 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Illinois, 2007-2008 Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2002-2003 Honored Graduate, Beijing University, 2002 2 Mary Kay Fellowship, Beijing University, 2000-2001 XIYUE Fellowship for Excellent Students, Beijing University, 1999-2000 Outstanding Student Honor, Beijing University, 2000-2001 and 1999-2000 National Science Foundation Fellowship, Beijing University, 1998-1999 TRAVEL GRANTS Mary Fran Myers Scholarship, Natural Hazard Center, University of Colorado, 2007 ACSP Book Fair Publisher's Travel Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2007 ACSP PhD Workshop Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2007 Travel Scholarship for U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2007 PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Note: * indicate the co-author was a student at the time of publication. Xiao, Yu and Shannon Van Zandt, forthcoming, “Building Community Resiliency: Spatial Links between Households and Businesses in Post-Disaster Recovery”, Urban Studies Xiao, Yu, Jun Wan*, and Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, 2011, “Flooding and the Midwest Economy: Assessing the Midwest Floods of 1993 and 2008”, GeoJournal, DOI: 10.1007/s10708-011-9415-9 Xiao, Yu, 2011, “Local Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters”, Journal of Regional Science,51(4): 804-820. Edwards, Mary M. and Yu Xiao, 2009, “Annexation, Local Government Spending and the Complicating Role of Density”, Urban Affairs Review, 45 (2): 147-165. Tschangho John Kim, Matthew Claus, Joseph S. Rank, and Yu Xiao, 2009, “Technology and Cities: Processes of Technology-Land Substitution in the 20th Century”, Journal of Urban Technology, 16(1): 63-88. Xiao, Yu, 2009, “Evaluating Short- to Long-run Economic Impact of Natural Disasters: Quasi-experimental Design and Its Application”, China Regional Economics, 1: 116-123. (In Chinese)