Dr. Krista M. Evans


Schl of Earth Enviro and Sustain

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Schl of Earth Enviro and Sustain
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD Planning, Design and the Built Environment, 2017, Clemson University
  • MS Resource Management, 2014, Central Washington University
  • BS Human Geography, 2001, Northern Michigan University


  • GEO 705 Graduate Seminar
  • GRY 100 World Regional Geography
  • GRY 322 Urban Geography
  • GRY 325 Rural Geography
  • PLN 100 Introduction to Urban Studies
  • PLN 370 Fundamentals of Planning
  • PLN 571 Land Use Planning
  • PLN 572 Community Planning Practicum

Research and professional interests

Selected Publications

Evans, K. 2022. “An Examination of Perceptions and Preferences For Tiny House Villages For the Homeless in Missouri.” International Journal of Housing Policy. DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2022.2072661

Evans, K. 2022. "Common Ground: An Examination of Rural Planning and the Growing Amish Presence in Missouri." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies. 10(1):23-40.

Evans, K. 2021. “It Takes a Tiny House Village: A Comparative Case Study of Barriers and Strategies for the Integration of Tiny House Villages for Homeless Persons in Missouri.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI:10.1177/0739456X211041392

Evans, K. 2020.  “Tackling Homelessness with Tiny Houses: An Inventory of Tiny House Villages in the United States.” The Professional Geographer, 72 (3), 360-370. DOI:10.1080/00330124.2020.1744170

Research Interests

  • Rural planning

  • Rural gentrification
  • Tiny house movement
  • Historic preservation

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