YEHUA Dennis WEI portrait
  • Affiliated Faculty, Global Change and Ecosystem Center
  • Affilated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
  • Professor, Geography Department
  • Senior Scholar, Institute of Public and International Affairs (IPIA)

Professional Service

  • Applied Geography. Associate Editor. 07/01/2017 - present
  • GeoJournal. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2017 - present
  • IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting. Role: Discussant. Session on Technological Innovations and Creative Activities in Cities . 08/15/2016 - 08/20/2016
  • Sustainability . Role: Member. Editorial Board. 02/01/2016 - present
  • Geoinformatics 2015. Role: Member. Member of the Program Committee. 06/19/2015 - 06/21/2015
  • International Conference on Urbanization and Urban Transformation in China. Role: Member. Member of the Conference Organizing Committee. 06/05/2015 - 06/07/2015
  • AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago. Role: Organizer. Spatial Inequality III. 04/21/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago. Role: Organizer. Spatial Inequality I, II, IV, V. 04/21/2015 - 04/25/2015
  • Acta Geographica Sinica. Role: Board. Editorial. 01/01/2015 - present
  • International Conference on Yellow River Civilization and Development Path of China. Role: Panelist. Civilization and Development Path Panel. 11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
  • University of Utah. Role: Organizer. International Conference on Spatial Inequality and Suitability in China and Asia. September 18-20. In Progress. 09/2014 - 09/30/2015
  • Cross-Strait Conference on Economic Geography, Nanjing. Role: Member. Member of the Academic Advisory Committee. 06/26/2014 - 06/28/2014
  • Geoinformatics 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Role: Member. Member of the Program Committee. 06/24/2014 - 06/27/2014
  • Conference on Innovation and Urban Development, Beijing. Role: Member. Member of the Academic Advisory Committee. 06/13/2014 - 06/15/2014
  • Annals of AAG. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Growth and Change. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Economic Geography. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Regional Studies. Role: Reviewer. Problems of Post-Communist Studies. 06/2014 - present
  • Landscape and Urban Planning. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics. Role: Member. Editorial Board . 06/2014 - present
  • Cities. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Environment and Planning B. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - present
  • Land Use Policy. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - 12/31/2015
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong. Role: Reviewer. Faculty Promotion Review. 06/2014 - 12/31/2015
  • Problems of Post-Communist Studies. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - 03/31/2015
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Henan University. Dissertation Defense Committee Member. Role: Reviewer. Dissertation review. 06/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Issues & Studies. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 06/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • AAG Annual Meeting,Tampa. Role: Organizer. Regional Development, Inequality and Policy in China I. 04/08/2014 - 04/12/2014
  • AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa. Role: Organizer. Regional Development, Inequality and Policy in China II. 04/08/2014 - 04/12/2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Role: Reviewer. Promotion Review (Professor Rank). 02/2014 - 04/01/2014
  • Geographical Review. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Asian Geographer. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Environment and Planning A. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Urban Studies. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Role: Reviewer. Review for Journals and Publishers. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Spatial Analysis Commission, Regional Science Association of China. Associate Director. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/01/2013 - present
  • Journal of Comparative Asian Development. Role: Editorial Advisory Board Member. Editorship. 01/2012 - present
  • AAG. Role: Member. Enhancing Diversity Committee. 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2015
  • Chinese Geographical Sciences . Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/2011 - present
  • Applied Geography. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/2010 - 06/30/2017
  • Shijie Dili Yanjiu (World Regional Studies). Role: Associate Editor. Editorship. 2009 - present
  • China Urban Studies. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/01/2009 - present
  • Open Area Studies Journal. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorship. 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2011
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG). Role: Member. Research Grants Committee . 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2011

Internal Service

  • Research Committee. Chair, 07/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Urban and Sustainability Lab. director, 01/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee Member. Member, 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee Member. Member, 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Research Committee. Member, 07/2015 - 06/30/2018. College service.
  • Tenured Faculty Review Committee Chair. Chair, 07/2015 - 06/30/2017. Department service.
  • Colloquia Committee Member. Member, 07/2015 - 06/30/2017. Department service.
  • Human Geography/Urban-Economic System Chair. 01/01/2013 - 01/01/2014. Department service.
  • Member, Superior Research Award Committee. 06/2012 - 06/2014. College service.
  • Member, Superior Teaching Award Committee. 06/2012 - 06/2014. College service.
  • Coordinator, Exchange Program, University of Utah-East China Normal University. 06/2008 - present. University service.
  • Member, Research Committee . 06/2008 - 06/2014. College service.
  • Consortium for Comparative Research on China and Asia. Co-Director, 01/2008 - 01/2014. College service.
  • The Asian Center and Asian Studies Program. Affiliated Faculty, 09/2007 - 01/2014. University service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee. Committee Member, 01/2007 - 01/2014. Department service.
  • International Exchange Committee. Committee Member, 01/2007 - 01/2012. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Utah Department of Transporation. 07/01/2017 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Guangbiao Chair Professor. College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 01/01/2017
  • Overseas Expert . The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 01/01/2017
  • Best Faculty Paper Award (with Hao Huang), Government Policies as Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in China. Annual Conference of the Sociology of Development on Future of Development, 10/25/2013
  • Second Prize Award for Best Research Papers in Humanities and Social Sciences, for He, C.F., Y.H.D. Wei and X.Z. Xie. Globalization, Institutional Change, and Industrial Location: Economic Transition and Industrial Concentration in China. Regional Studies 42(7): 923-945, 2008. Coauthor. Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, 06/2013
  • Lincoln Institute China Program International Fellow. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 01/2013
  • Outstanding Service Award. China Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 04/2011
  • Lincoln Institute China Program International Fellow. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 01/2011
  • Li, Yingru, First Prize Award, “Health Care, Mortality, and Economic Transition in China,” Student Research Day Poster Competition. Coauthor/Advisor. University of Utah CSBS, 04/15/2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Asian Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG). 03/2009
  • Distinguished Service Award. Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG). 03/2009
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG). 03/2006
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Overseas Young Scholar Collaborative Research Award). Natural Science Foundation of China , 06/2004
  • Excellence in Research Award. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 09/2003

Affiliations

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG), Member, 01/1994 - present
  • Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Science (CPGIS), Member, 01/1992 - present