September 9, 2014

Penn IUR welcomes new Faculty Fellows, Scholars, and PhD Students

Penn IUR is pleased to welcome its newest Faculty Fellows, Scholars and Affiliated PhD students. Our newest affiliates join a dynamic network of urbanists who, through Penn IUR’s programming, have unique opportunities to collaborate on issues impacting today’s cities.

Penn IUR’s affiliated faculty and practitioners are experts in the field of urbanism, and collaborate with us on research and related projects. They include Penn IUR Faculty Fellows, who are distinguished urban-focused scholars based at the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn IUR Scholars, who are leading urban-focused academics and practitioners from across the United States and around the world. Our Fellows and Scholars have deep expertise in the field of urbanism, and are important contributors to understanding our changing cities.

This year, we are also pleased to welcome our inaugural class of Penn IUR Emerging Scholars, a designation that honors and recognizes junior scholars in the field of urbanism who are important contributors to understanding our changing cities. We are also pleased to greatly expand our Affiliated PhD student program, which recognizes PhD students at Penn who are undertaking an urban-focused course of study at the University of Pennsylvania.  Through our network PhDs Penn IUR nurtures a community of urban-focused doctoral students, providing opportunities to present research and learn from one-another.

Penn IUR is dedicated to an increased understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction, and civic engagement. As the global human population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Penn IUR is dedicated to developing knowledge in three critical areas: innovative urban development strategies; building the sustainable and inclusive 21st-century city; and the role of anchor institutions in urban places. We believe that our Fellows, Scholars and Students’ contributions to the study of urban life help us deepen and diversify the multi-disciplinary knowledge that we seek to cultivate at Penn IUR. 

Below is the list of our newest affiliated faculty, scholars and PhD students. To learn more and read their bios please visit the people section of our website.

Faculty Fellows
Sefan Al, Professor of Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania
Wendell Pritchett, Interim Dean of the Law School and Presidential Term Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Penn IUR Scholars
Tim Bartik, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Alain Bertaud, Senior Research Scholar, NYU Stern Urbanization Project
Robert Buckley, Julien Studley Fellow, Milano School of International Affairs, The New School
Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Matthew Freedman, Associate Professor of Economics, Drexel University
Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director, Knowledge Exchange and Learning, The World Bank
Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow, Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Margery Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management at the Urban Institute

Emerging Scholars
Stuart Andreason, Community and Economic Development Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Seung Ah Byun, Senior Planner for Water Resources, Brandywine Conservancy’s Municipal Assistance Program
Jamaica Corker, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Demographic and Life Course Studies, University of Geneva
Amy Lynch, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Claire Robertson-Kraft, Post-doctoral Fellow and Associate Director, Operation Public Education, The University of Pennsylvania

PhD Students
Jane Abell, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology 
Cameron Anglum, Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy
Audrey Blewer, Penn Emergency Medicine, Center for Resuscitation Science
Caroline Cheong, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Ben Chrisinger, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning
Meagan Ehlenz, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Ari Friedman, MD/PhD Candidate in Health Economics
Albert Han, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Jae Min Lee, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Theodore Lim, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Samuel Ostroff, Joint Doctoral Candidate in History and South Asia Studies
Mary Rocco, Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning 
Shashank Saini, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology
Alexandra Schepens, Doctoral Candidate in Social Policy and Practice
Jeff Sharlein,Doctoral Candidate in Social Welfare, School of Social Policy and Practice
Sheth Sudev, Doctoral Candidate in South Asia Studies and History
Daniel Stuckey, Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy





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