T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Ken Greenberg

Principal · Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Can you see what I see? Engage your imagination and improve your community with Greenberg Consultants award-winning urban designer

Urban Planning Green Development Sustainable Development Green Architecture Transforming Cities

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Joe T. Darden

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on urban residential segregation, fair housing issues and neighborhood racial/socioeconomic inequality.

Socioeconomic Inequality Racial Inequality Urban Affairs Ferguson Racial Protests

Leslie Kern

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program · Mount Allison University

Expert in urban social issues, including gentrification, gender, and inequalities.

Gentrification/Displacement Gender Cities Urban Affairs Enviromental Justice

James Faught

Professor of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Sociological Theory Political Sociology Community Social Stratification

Frank Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Research: public policy, agenda-setting, interest groups in American politics, the death penalty and racial profiling in traffic stops.

Race and Profiling Public Policy Death Penalty Interest groups in American politics Agenda-setting

Gonzalo Casals

Director of Education and Public Programs · El Museo del Barrio

Nonprofit and Arts Administrator, Cultural Organizer, Civic Engager, Radical Collaborator.

Minority Access and Representation in Museums Role of Museums in the 21st Century Radical and Sustainable Collaborations With Unlikely Partners

Leslie Martin

Associate Professor of Sociology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Martin specializes in urban sociology, race/ethnic relations, welfare and poverty issues.

Urban Sociology Race / Ethnic Relations Welfare and Poverty Sociology of Education Public Housing

Mark N. Aaronson

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law · UC Hastings

Contact: 415.581.8924 / aaronson@uchastings.edu

Legal Professionalism Clinical Legal Education Social Welfare Policy Community Economic Development

Lauren Miltenberger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Administration; Nonprofit Coordinator | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lauren Miltenberger, PhD, is an expert on the influence of government on nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Human Capital Human Service Contracting Personnel Management Public Administration

Mark Skidmore

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in Public finance and budgeting, regional economics, economics of natural disasters

Economics of Natural Disasters Public Finance and Budgeting Regional Economics

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Sarah Reckhow

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

Sarah Reckhow is an expert on education policy, urban and state politics, and philanthropy and nonprofits in public policy.

Philanthropy Racial Politics State Politics Education Policy Every Student Suceeds Act

Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD

Faculty Trustee + Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Activist, organizing for power

Action Orientated Research Leadership & Change Structural Inequality and Diversity Research and Action On the Racial Wealth Gap Resident Engagement in Urban Policy

Craig Burnett

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Burnett's research focuses on state and local government, urban politics, political behavior, and electoral institutions

“Electoral Systems” Research Direct Democracy Political behavior Urban Politics American Politics

Zachary Neal

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Zachary Neal is an expert in cities & neighborhoods, political & transportation networks, and measurement & analysis of social networks.

Public schools Social Networks Transportation Networks Networks Cities

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Sociology · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Director, Institute for Latino Studies; Acting Chair, Department of Political Science · University of Notre Dame

Luis Ricardo Fraga specializes in race, education, ethnicity, and Latino politics, as well as immigration, urban and voting rights policy.

Latino Politics Politics of Race Politics of Ethnicity Urban Politics Educational Policy

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