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Urban Studies Directors

Zephyr Frank (faculty director)
Michael Kahan (associate director)

Urban Studies Executive Committee

Zephyr Frank

Thomas Hansen
Michael Rosenfeld
Jeff Wachtel

Urban Studies Affiliated Faculty

Arnetha Ball

Eric Bettinger

Scott Bukatman
Albert Camarillo
Prudence Carter
Samuel Chiu
Paulla Ebron

Paula Findlen
James S. Fishkin
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Charlotte Fonrobert
Richard Ford
Zephyr Frank

Leah Gordon
David Grusky

Allyson Hobbs
Ian Hodder

 

Urban Studies Affiliated Faculty (cont.)

Miyako Inoue
Sarah Jain

Tomás Jiménez

David Labaree

Raymond Levitt
Carolyn Lougee Chappell
Tanya Luhrmann
Raymond McDermott
Dan McFarland
William McLennan
Ian Morris

Clayton Nall

Josiah Ober
Leonard Ortolano

Sean Reardon

Rob Reich
Jonathan Rodden

Michael Rosenfeld

Walter Scheidel

Gary Segura
Michael Shanks
Jennifer Trimble

Nancy Brandon Tuma

Fred Turner

Guadalupe Valdes
Barbara Voss

Steve Zipperstein

Urban Studies Lecturers

Ayca Alemdaroglu
Deland Chan

Melanie Edwards

Dennis Gale
Dehan (Danno) Glanz

Radford "Skid" Hall

Clayton Hurd
Patricia Karlin-Neumann
Michael Kieschnick
Joseph Kott
Lawrence Litvak
Judith Ned
Joanne Sanders
Laura Scher
Frederic Stout
Mark Wolfe

Other Urban Studies

Affiliates

John Barton
Thomas Beischer
Claudia Engel
Gary Griggs
Michael Levin
Martin Lewis
Carol McKibben

Urban Studies Directors

Zephyr Frank

Associate Professor of Latin American History, Department of History.

zfrank@stanford.edu

Research interests

Social History of Brazil; Latin American Economic History; Wealth and Inequality; Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

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Michael Kahan

Associate Director, Program on Urban Studies;
Lecturer in Urban Studies.

mkahan@stanford.edu
Work phone(s): (650) 724-7575
Work Fax: (650) 725-9437
Work address:
Program on Urban Studies
Building 120, Room 224
Stanford, CA 94305-2048
Web Page

Research interests
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Urban and Social History; Street Life; Urban Space.

Teaching
URBANST 110. Introduction to Urban Studies
URBANST 161. U.S. Urban History since 1920
URBANST 190. Urban Professions Seminar
URBANST 201. Preparation for Senior Project
URBANST 203. Senior Seminar

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Executive committee

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Prudence Carter

Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.

plcarter@stanford.edu
Web Page

 

Research interests
Race and Ethnicity; Cultural Explanations of Social Mobility Differences; Racial and Ethnic Groups.

Teaching
EDUC 212X. Urban Education

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Zephyr Frank

Associate Professor of Latin American History, Department of History.

zfrank@stanford.edu

Research interests

Social History of Brazil; Latin American Economic History; Wealth and Inequality; Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

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Thomas Hansen

Professor, Department of Anthropology.

tbhansen@stanford.edu

Web page

Research interests

South Asia and Southern Africa; Cities; Political Theory and Continental Philosophy; Psychoanalysis; Comparative Religion; Contemporary Urbanism. 

Teaching
ANTHRO 104. Urban Life and Cultural Imagination in South Asia.

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Michael Rosenfeld

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

michael.rosenfeld@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Race and Ethnicity; Immigration and Assimilation; Quantitative Methods.

Teaching
URBANST 112. The Urban Underclass

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Jeff Wachtel

Senior Assistant to the President; Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.

 

jwachtel@stanford.edu

 

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Affiliated faculty

Arnetha Ball

Professor of Education

Director, The Program in African & African American Studies

arnetha@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Inner-city Youth; International Comparative Education; Language; Linguistics/Linguistic Human Rights; Literacy; Literacy and Culture; Curriculum and Instruction; Multicultural Education; Diversity; Teacher Education and Certification; Urban Education; Writing.

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Eric Bettinger

Associate Professor of Economics and Education.

ebetting@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Access and Equity; Applied Econometrics; Applied Statistics in Educational Research; Design Experiments; Economics of Education; Education Policy; Evaluation; Higher Education; Research Methods; State and Federal Education Policy; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues; Statistics.

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Scott Bukatman

Associate Professor, Art and Art History Department

xbody@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Critical Theory and Popular Media; Embodied / Perceptual Experience in Contemporary Culture; Bodily Utopia; Hyperbole in General.

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Albert Camarillo

Professor of American History; Miriam and Peter Hass Centennial Professor in Public Service.

camar@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Comparative Urban Histories of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S.; Mexican American History; African Americans and Latinos; Contemporary Urban America; American West and California.

Teaching
History 260. Race and Ethnicity in the American Metropolis: Cities of Color—Los Angeles and East Palo Alto

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Samuel Chiu

Associate Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering.

samchiu@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Probabilistic Modeling; Integration of Operations Research Models in Economic Analysis.

Teaching
MS&E 196. Transportation Systems and Urban Development.

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Paulla Ebron

Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology.

pebron@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Culture as a Commodity; Memory and History; Feminism / Difference / Performance.

Teaching
URBANST 114 / ANTHRO 126. Cities in Comparative Perspective.

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Paula Findlen

Ubaldo Pierotti Professor in Italian History, Department of History;

Co-Chair, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

pfindlen@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Early History of Science and Medicine; Renaissance Italy; Relations among Gender, Culture, and Knowledge.

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James S. Fishkin

Janet M. Peck Chair, International Communication; Chair, Department of Communication;
Professor, Department of Political Science.

jfishkin@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Deliberative Polling

Teaching
COMM 135, 235, 335. Deliberative Democracy and its Critics.
COMM 317. The Philosophy of Social Science.

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Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Professor, Department of English; Director of American Studies Program.

sfishkin@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

American Studies; Effects of Journalism on American Writers’ Poetry and Fiction; African American Voices on Canonical American literature; Desegregation of American Literary Studies; Feminist Criticism; Public history and Literary History; Challenge of Transnational American Studies.


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Charlotte Fonrobert

Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department.

fonrober@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Judaism: Talmudic Literature and Culture; Gender in Jewish Culture; Judaism & Christianity in Late Antiquity; Discourses of Orthodoxy vs. Heresy; Rabbinic Conceptions of Judaism w/respect to Greco-Roman Culture.

Teaching
RELIGST 237. Jewish and Christian Rome in the 1st – 6th Centuries

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Richard Ford

George E. Osborne Professor of Law.

rford@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law; Political and Legal Boundaries as Instruments of Social Regulation and Cultural Phenomena; Race and Multiculturalism.


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Zephyr Frank

Associate Professor of Latin American History, Department of History.

zfrank@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Latin American (Economic) History; Social History of Brazil; Wealth and Inequality; Geographical Information Systems.

Teaching
History 276. Modern Brazil.

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Leah Gordon

Assistant Professor, School of Education

gordonle@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Access and Equity; Cultural Studies; Educational Equity; Equity and Poverty; Higher Education; History of Education; Minorities; Multiculturalism; Social Theory.

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David Grusky

Professor, Department of Sociology;

Director, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.

grusky@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Stratification; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Class and Gender.

Teaching
SOC 141. Controversies about Inequality.

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Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs

Assistant Professor of History

ahobbs@stanford.edu

web page: http://history.stanford.edu/hobbs_allyson

 

Research interests

African American social and cultural history, African American women's history and twentieth century American history

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Ian Hodder

Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Anthropology;

Director of the Stanford Archaeology Center.

ihodder@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests:

Archaeological Theory; Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Europe and the Middle East; Excavations in Turkey; Material Culture. 

Teaching
ANTHRO 98E. Excavation at Catalhoyuk, Turkey.

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Miyako Inoue

Associate Professor of Anthropology.

minoue@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Linguistic Anthropology; Anthropology of Japan.

Teaching
ANTHRO 127. City and Sounds.

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Sarah Jain

Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology.

sarjain@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Design; Injury; Mobility.

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Tomás Jiménez

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.

tjimenez@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests
Immigration; Race and Ethnicity; Inequality; Assimilation; Mexican Americans.

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David Labaree

Professor, School of Education;
Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

dlabaree@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Evolved Nature of American Higher Education; School Reform in the United States. 

Teaching
ED 220D. History of School Reform.

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Raymond Levitt

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Medical Informatics; Academic Director; Director, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects.

ray.levitt@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Virtual Design; Computer Simulation and Modeling of Work Service/Maintenance Work Processes; Organization Design for Projects and Companies; Execution of Global Projects.

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Carolyn Lougee Chappell

Professor of Early Modern European History; Frances and Charles Field Professor in History and Martin Family; University Fellow Undergraduate Education.

lougee@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Huguenot Emigration at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes; Autobiography; Education of Girls in Early Modern France.

Teaching
History 234. Paris and Politics

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Tanya Luhrmann

Tanya Luhrmann

Watkins University Professor, Anthropology

luhrmann@stanford.edu

Web page

Research interests

Research Interests: The mind, mental experience, homelessness and psychosis

Raymond McDermott

Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Anthropology.

rpmcd@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Human Communication; Organization of School Success and Failure; Various Literacies around the World.


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Dan McFarland

Associate Professor Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.

mcfarland@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Organizational Characteristics Schools and Classrooms; Social Networks; Micro-Sociology; Social Dynamics.

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William McLennan

Dean for Religious Life at Stanford

mclennan@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
The Interface of Religion, Ethics, and the Professions.

Teaching
URBANST 126. Spirituality and Nonviolent Urban and Social Transformation

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Ian Morris

Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics; Professor of History; Director, Stanford Archaeology Center.

imorris@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Ancient Greece; Cultural and Economic History; Excavation Monte Polizzo.

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Clayton Nall

Assistant Professor, Political Science

nall@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

How policies that manipulate geographic space change American elections, issue politics, and public policy.

Teaching

POLISCI 26N. American Transportation Politics


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Josiah Ober

Professor of Political Science and Classics and (by courtesy) of Philosophy.

jober@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Athenian Democracy; Greek Political Thought; Politics of Knowledge and Innovation; Relationship between Democracy and Inherent Human Capacities.

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Leonard Ortolano

UPS Foundation Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

ortolano@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Water Resources; Environmental Planning; Implementation of Environmental Policies.

Teaching
CEE 171. Environmental Planning Methods.

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Sean Reardon

Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.

sean.reardon@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Causes, Patterns, and Consequences of Residential and School Segregation; Race/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Achievement Disparities; Neighborhood Influences of Child Development.


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Rob Reich

Associate Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) School of Education; Director, Program on Ethics in Society; Co-Director, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society; Co-Director, Stanford Political Theory Workshop.

reich@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Contemporary Liberal Theory; Intersection of Political Theory and Educational Theory.

Teaching
POLISCI 133. Ethics and Politics of Public Service

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Jonathan Rodden

Professor, Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution Sociology

jrodden@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Comparative political economy of institutions; political geography and electoral districts.

Teaching
URBANST 124 / Anthro 130D, Spatial Approaches to Social Science (with Claudia Engel).

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Michael Rosenfeld

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology.

michael.rosenfeld@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Race and Ethnicity; Immigration and Assimilation; Quantitative Methods.

Teaching
URBANST 112. The Urban Underclass

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Walter Scheidel

Dickason Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics and (by courtesy) of History;

Chair, Department of Classics.

scheidel@stanford.edu
Web Page

 

Research interests

Ancient Social and Economic History; Pre-Modern Historical Demography; Comparative and Interdisciplinary World History.

Teaching
CLASSHIS 60. The Romans

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Gary Segura

Professor of Political Science; Chair, Chicana/o Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

segura@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests
American Politics; Political Representation;
Latino Politics.

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Michael Shanks

Professor, Department of Classics.

mshanks@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Deisgn history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies and archaeologies of the contemporary past; the archaeology of Greco-Roman urbanism; the regional archaeology of the English-Scottish borders.

Teaching
CLASSART 21Q. Eight Great Archaelogical Sites in Europe.
CLASSART 113/213. Ten Things: An Archaelogy of Design.
CLASSGEN 123. Urban Sustainability: Long-Term Archaeological Perspectives.

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Jennifer Trimble

Associate Professor, Department of Classics.

trimble@stanford.edu
Web page

Research interests

Art and Archaeology of the Roman Empire; Dynamics of Urban Space.

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Nancy Brandon Tuma

Professor, Department of Sociology.

tuma@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Life Careers; Social Stratification; Quantitative Methods for Studying Change.

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Fred Turner

Associate Professor of Communication.

fturner@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Digital media, journalism and the roles played by media in American cultural history.


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Guadalupe Valdes

Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education; Professor, Spanish and Portuguese.

gvaldes@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Bilingual Education / ESL, Educational Equity; Family Issues; Foreign Language Instruction; Hispanic Issues in Education; Immigrant Issues; Language Acquisition; Language Policy; Minorities.

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Barbara Voss

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology.

bvoss@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Intersections of Archaeology, Anthropology, Feminist studies, and Critical Race Studies; History of Human Sexuality.

Teaching
ANTHRO 103: The Archaeology of Modern Urbanism

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Steve Zipperstein

The Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History

Steven.zipperstein@stanford.edu

Web Page: http://history.stanford.edu/zipperstein_steven

Research interests

Modern Jewish History, History of Zionism, Russian and East European Jewish History, Biography


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Lecturers

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Ayca Alemdaroglu

Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies

ayca@stanford.edu
Web Page

Teaching
URB144: Cities and Citizens in the Middle East (Winter)

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Deland Chan

Deland Chan
Program Manager for Service Learning

Office: Bldg 120, Room 210D
(650) 724-6252
deland@stanford.edu

 





Teaching
URB164: Sustainable Cities

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Prior to joining the Program on Urban Studies as staff, Deland worked as a Senior Planner with the Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco, where she was responsible for engaging the Chinatown community on transportation projects such as the Chinatown Pedestrian Safety Plan, the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, and the Central Subway project. As a community planner, her work has focused on liaising between city agencies, policy makers, and community stakeholders, and advocating for underserved neighborhoods to have a voice in the planning process.

While at the Chinatown CDC, Deland established the Chinatown Urban Institute, a summer program that empowers local youth to take leadership in their communities by teaching them the elements of urban planning.

Deland received her BA degree with Honors in Urban Studies and a co-terminal Masters degree in Sociology from Stanford University in 2007. She earned her Master in City Planning from UC Berkeley in 2009.

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Melanie Edwards

Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies
Founder, Mobile Metrix

Melanie.Edwards@stanford.edu
Work phone(s): (650) 924-0140
Work address:
Social Entrepreneurship
Sociology/Urban Studies Program
Building 120, McClatchy Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-2048

Research interests
Social Entrepreneurship; Community Based Digital Data Collection; International Management, Development, and Consulting.

Teaching

URBANST 131, Social Innovation & The Social Entrepreneur

URBANST 133. Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory.

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Melanie Edwards is Reuters Digital Vision Fellow and lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy Programs. She has worked for 15 years in international business and development, in management for J.P. Morgan and International Data Group (IDG). She launched the Global Technology Corps, a “digital Peace Corps” now operating within the U.S. Department of State. Melanie then co-created the United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS). Mobile Metrix, a community-based digital data collection service, which she co-founded evolved out of her work at Stanford as a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow. Melanie received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and M.A. from The Fletcher School of International Relations, Tufts University.

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Dennis Gale

Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

dennis.gale42@gmail.com

Web Page

Research interests

Urban planning and management; urban revitalization; politics and public policy; land use policy and growth management.

Teaching

URBANST 111, Urban Politics.

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Dennis Gale served as an urban planning consultant in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1974. During 1974 and 1975 he served as Director of Planning and Management Studies at The Urban Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center, also in Washington, DC. In 1975 he joined the graduate urban planning faculty at George Washington University and advanced to full professor with tenure in 1988. While there he was director of the Center for Washington Area Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. Subsequently, he taught at universities in Maine and Florida before joining Rutgers as the Founding Director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. He held professorial appointments in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the Department of Political Science, and the Joint Urban Systems PhD Program. He has been Professor Emeritus since 2008.

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Dehan (Danno) Glanz

Principal, Calthorpe Associates.

dehanglanz@gmail.com
Web Page

Research interests

Architecture; Urban Design; Urban Planning; Transit as a Fundamental Means of Transportation.

Teaching
URBANST 171. Urban Design Studio.

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Dehan (Danno) Glanz is a designer with experience in architecture, urban design, urban planning. He is specifically interested in transit as a fundamental means of transportation. His professional experience spans 10 years and has included large and small-scale village design, architectural prototypes, and transit oriented mixed-use neighborhoods. Prior to joining Calthorpe Associates, Mr. Glanz worked with Simon Martin-Vague Winklestein Morris as a Project Manager. His projects included the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Re-Use Plan and the Long Beach/Anaheim Redevelopment Plan. His projects with Calthorpe Associates include Stapleton Redevelopment Plan, Denver, CO; St. Andrews Master Plan, Perth, Australia; Denver LRT Study, Denver, CO; Englewood Town Center, Old Elm Village, Petaluma, CA; Englewood, CO; and Richmond BART Transit Village, Richmond, CA. Mr. Glanz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Stanford University, and received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Radford "Skid" Hall

Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies;
Consulting Associate Professor; School of Engineering; Independent Land Planning and Permitting Consultant.

skid2@stanford.edu

Research interests
Land Use Control; Urban Environmental Policy.

Teaching
URBANST 163. Land Use Control Urban Planning.

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Skid Hall holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S., Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Natural Resource Planning and Policy. He is a member of the American Instutitue of Certified Planners (AICP), as well as a Certified Environmental Planner (CEP.) Skid Hall has been involved in the Urban Studies Program for approximately 20 years.

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Clayton Hurd

Director of Public Service Research, Haas Center for Public Service

 

Email:churd@stanford.edu

Website: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/haas Haas Center homepage

Research Interests:Anthropology and education, US-Mexico immigration, school re-segregation, social movements, public and activist scholarship, alternative pedagogies

Teaching:

URBANST 198. Senior Research in Public Service; 
URBANST 121. Public Scholarship and Social Change.
URBANST 123. Approaching Research and the Community 

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Clayton received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He has extensive experience in community-based research, including ethnographic work in Central and South America on indigenous rights and education (Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala) and in northern California on issues of US-Mexico immigration, community organizing and public schooling. He has also coordinated a number of cross-cultural service learning projects in both the United States and abroad related to K-12 education and youth development, human rights issues and public health services.

Before arriving at Stanford, Clayton held a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Service-Learning at the College of Coastal Georgia. Previous to that, he served as Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Office of Service-Learning in the Institute for Learning and Teaching at Colorado State University (2005-2010).

Clayton's forthcoming book Confronting Suburban School Resegregation: The Case of District Secession in California (2014, University of Pennsylvania Press) examines the political and educational processes that have contributed to increasing White/Latino school re-segregation in suburban areas of the United States. The book focuses on the core issues at stake in citizen campaigns to re-organize school districts in ways that accomplish Latino/White segregation as well as the expressions of resistance being mobilized against these potent citizen campaigns, particularly from those within the working-class Latino community.

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Patricia Karlin-Neumann

Senior Assocaite Dean, Office for Religious Life.

rabbipkn@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Jewish Feminism; Rabbinical Ethics; The Relationship between Religion and Education; Social Justice; Student Mental Health and Well-being.

Teaching
URBANST 126. Spirituality and Nonviolent Urban and Social Transformation

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Michael Kieschnick

President and CoFounder, Working Assets.

mkieschnick@gmail.com

Research interests

Social Innovation; Concepts and Analytic Skills for Social Sectors.

Teaching
URBANST 137, Innovations in Microcredit and Development Finance.

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Michael Kieschnick is president and co-founder of Working Assets, a wireless company that donates a portion of its revenues to progressive groups. Michael has a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, and degrees in biology and economics from Stanford University. He serves as a board member for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Sojourners, and the Beatitudes Society, which supports progressive Christians through seminary chapters and social justice fellowships. In his spare time, Michael is one of the organizers of the Secretary of State Project, which helped elect five new secretaries of state in battleground states.

 

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Joseph Kott

Lecturer (2004 - ) and Visiting Scholar (2012 - ), Program on Urban Studies

Principal, Kott Planning Consultants, LLC

jkott@stanford.edu

kottplanningllc@gmail.com

 

Research interestsPublic Policy; Transit and Transportation Planning.

Teaching
URBANST 165. Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Planning

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Prior to forming his own consulting firm,  Joseph Kott held senior positions as a transportation planner with the County of San Mateo, Wilbur Smith Associates in San Francisco, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates in San Francisco, and as Chief Transportation Official for the City of Palo Alto. Dr. Kott holds a doctorate in urban and regional transportation planning from the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, master’s degrees in urban and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in both transport planning and traffic engineering from the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. His doctoral dissertation on the design and assessment of sustainable commercial arterial streets (main streets) was written under the supervision of Professors Jeff Kenworthy and Peter Newman. Dr. Kott has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1982 and in 2007 was awarded Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification from the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., an affiliate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, achieving the highest certification test score in the nation.  A native of Detroit, he comes from a Michigan family with four generations of service in automobile manufacturing, primarily with the Chrysler Corporation and one of its predecessors, the Dodge Brothers Company.


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Michael Levin

Independent documentary filmmaker and specialist in media for community development

levin@epa.net

Web Page

Teaching

URBANST 166, East Palo Alto: Reading Urban Change

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With Nancy Brink he made the documentary Dreams of a City: Creating East Palo Alto that was created in association with the Haas Center and produced for Stanford University Libraries and the Committee on Black Performing Arts. The film has been widely used on campus as background for students working in the community and as a critical education tool for East Palo Alto community organizations, schools and municipal government.

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Larry Litvak

Board Member Shared Interest; Board Member at Tides Network; Board Member at Prosetta Corporation.

lalitvak@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests

Starting and Managing Hybrid Enterprises; Socially Innovative Non-Profits and Businesses.

Teaching
URBANST 132, Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector.

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For three decades Larry Litvak has been in involved in starting and managing hybrid enterprises that combine for-profit and social missions, and through various roles, investing in, granting to, and governing a range of socially innovative non-profits and businesses.

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Judith Ned

Lecturer, Program on Urban Studies; Program Officer, Acad Research.

jned@stanford.edu
Web Page

Teaching
MED 1A: Leadership in Multicultural Health.
URBANST 123: Approaching Research and the Community.

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Joanne Sanders

Associate Dean, Office for Religious Life.

joanne.sanders@stanford.edu
Web Page

Research interests
Integrated Connection of Body, Mind, and Spirit; Sports and Spirituality.

Teaching
URBANST 126. Spirituality and Nonviolent Urban and Social Transformation

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Laura Scher

Co-founder, Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, Working Assets.

laura.scher@wafs.com
Work phone(s): (415) 369-2001

Research interests
Social Entrepreneurship.

Teaching
URBANST 133. Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory

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In 1985 Laura Sher co-founded Working Assets, a wireless, long-distance and credit card company that donates part of its revenues to progressive organizations working for peace, human rights, economic justice, education and environment. Since its founding the company has channel nearly $20 million to organizations such as Greenpeace, Oxfam America, Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, and the Children's Defense Fund. In 1997 Sher was named Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California.

Laura Scher was an undergraduate at Yale University, where she was active in the movement for divestment in South Africa, and spent a year at the Institute for International Studies in Geneva. After working for Bain and Co, Sher graduated the Harvard Business School (1985) as a Baker Scholar.

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Frederic Stout

Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies;

Director, Program in Urban Studies from 1973-1977.

fstout@stanford.edu

Research interests
Urban Planning; Community; City in Literature and Film.

Teaching
URBANST 110. Introduction to Urban Studies.

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Fred Stout is the co-author and co-editor (with Michele Marincovich and Jack Prostko) of The Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants (Anker Publishing, 1998) and a contributor to The Encyclopedia of the City and The Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Stout is co-editor (with Richard LeGates) of The City Reader, a widely cited anthology of contemporary and classic readings in Urban Studies now in its fourth edition from Routledge Press, and of Early Urban Planning 1870-1940, a nine-volume series of writings by seminal urban thinkers such as Ebenezer Howard and Charles Mulford Robinson. Stout holds an M.A. from Harvard, and has taught Urban Studies at Stanford since the 1970s.

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Mark Wolfe

Lecturer, Program in Urban Studies

mrw@mrwolfeassociates.com
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Teaching
URBANST 173. The Urban Economy (Spring).

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John Barton

Director, Architectural Design Program

jhbarton@stanford.edu

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Teaching:

CEE 139, Design Portfolio Methods


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Thomas Beischer
Lecturer in Architectural History.

Research interests
Architectural History and Theory; Art.

Teaching
ARTHIST 252A. Place: Making Space Now

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Tom Beischer currently teaches architectural history and theory at Stanford and the California College of the Arts. He received a BA in art history from Stanford, an MA in art history from Williams College, and a PhD in history, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture from MIT. His scholarship has ranged from articles on 19th-century architecture to contemporary
Asian art.

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Claudia Engel

Academic Technology Specialist and Lecturer
Department of Anthropology and Stanford Libraries

cengel@stanford.edu

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Research Interests: The innovative potential of new technologies for teaching and research with a focus on mobile technologies, spatial analysis, and GIS.

Teaching:

ANTHRO 130d/230d/POLISCI 241s: Spatial Approaches to Social Science (With J. Rodden)

ANTHRO 130b/230b: Introduction to GIS in Anthropology

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Gary Griggs

Consulting Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

ggriggs@stanford.edu

Research interests
Global Infrastructor, Global Engineering, Construction

Teaching

CEE 141A. Infrastructure Project Development

CEE 141B. Infrastructure Project Delivery

CEE 141C. Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar

 

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Griggs has over 30 years of global infrastructure project experience including major projects in the US, Mexico, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He has served as project manager and held senior management positions with several global engineering and construction firms, including the last 18 years with Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) where he served as Chairman of the Americas operation and, prior to that, President of the Infrastructure Company. Griggs is a civil engineering graduate (MSCE) of the University of Washington and a registered professional engineer. He will be teaching a series of new courses in Infrastructure Project Development and Delivery to help prepare the next generation of leaders needed to address the growing infrastructure crisis. He will also be participating in the University’s Collaborative for Research on Global Projects (CRGP) which includes scholars from the schools of Engineering, Business and Law and is focused on improved project delivery.

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Martin Lewis

Senior Lecturer, Department of History.

mwlewis@stanford.edu

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Research interests
International History; Global Spatial Relations.

Teaching
History 106A. Global Human Geography: Asia and Africa
History 106B. Global Human Geography: Europe and Americas

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Carol McKibben

Coordinator, Public History / Public Service in Department of History

mckibben@stanford.edu

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Research interests

Community history, public history, oral history, military communities, race and gender

Teaching: History 260, California’s Majority-Minority Cities

History 166B, Immigration Debates in America

History 201, Introduction to Public History in the U.S.

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