Dr. Haifeng Qian joined the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa in August 2014 as an assistant professor. His areas of expertise include regional and local economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and public policy analysis. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Annals of Regional Science, Economic Development Quarterly, Environment and Planning A, Growth and Change, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Technology Transfer, Regional Science Policy & Practice, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics, and Urban Studies. Dr. Qian was a winner of the Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science. His recent research has been supported by the Regional Studies Association and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He currently serves as an editor of Small Business Economics (a Springer journal), an associate editor of Economic Development Quarterly (a Sage journal), and an associate editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science (a Taylor & Francis journal).