Yehua Dennis Wei (Ph.D., UCLA) is a professor in the Department of Geography and Institute of Public and International Affairs. Wei is the author of Regional Development in China and more than 100 referenced journal articles. He has many publications in leading journals in geography, urban studies/planning, and regional studies/science, such as Applied Geography (AG), Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Landscape and Urban Planning, Progress in Human Geography, Urban Geography and Urban Studies. He has also edited about a dozen journal special issues including China’s Restless Urban Landscapes I, II (Environment and Planning A, 2002) and Urbanization, Land Use and Sustainable Development in China (Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2014). He has received excellence in research awards from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Association of American Geographer’s (AAG) Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group. His professional services include: advisor/panelist for the U.S. National Science Foundation, consultant to the World Bank, Chair of AAG’s China Geography, Asian Geography, and Regional Development and Planning specialty groups, and is vice president of the Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Science.