Faculty Advisors

Urban Studies majors are encouraged to have two faculty advisors.  When they declare the major, they select, or are assigned to, an advisor to help them plan their courses and to make sure that they understand the requirements.  This coursework advisor is chosen from among five faculty members:

 

Zephyr Frank

 

Director of Urban Studies, Associate Professor of History

Advises students in these concentrations:

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • Urban Society and Social Change
  • Self-Designed

Research Interests

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

Phone: (650) 723-9520
Email: zfrank@stanford.edu
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Michael Kahan

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Associate Director and Lecturer in Urban Studies

Advises students in these concentrations:

  • Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • Urban Society and Social Change
  • Self-Designed

Office: Bldg. 120, room 224
Phone: (650) 724-7575
Email: mkahan@stanford.edu
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David Labaree

David Labaree

 

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

Advises students in these concentrations:

  • Urban Education


Research interests

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

Teaching
ED 220D. History of School Reform.

Email: dlabaree@stanford.edu
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Deland Chan

 

Lecturer in Urban Studies, Program Manager for Service Learning

Advises students in these concentrations:

  • Urban Sustainability

Office: Bldg 120, Room 160
Phone: (650) 724-6252
deland@stanford.edu

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Doug McAdam

Doug McAdam

 

Professor of Sociology

Advises students in these concentrations:

  • Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • Urban Society and Social Change
  • Self-Designed
Office: Bldg. 120, room 144
Phone: (650) 723-9401
Email: mcadam@Stanford.edu
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As Urban Studies majors plan their senior project or honors thesis, they select a second advisor with specialized knowledge in their topic area.  This research advisor is usually chosen from among the Urban Studies affiliated faculty.

For help in selecting an advisor, contact any of the advisors listed above, or email the Urban Studies office at Urbanstudies@Stanford.edu.

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