Urban Policy & Planning Faculty, Staff and Adjuncts2018-08-11T15:40:24+00:00

Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff

The multi-disciplinary expertise of both our full-time and part-time faculty extends beyond traditional foci to include related specialties such as urban public health, history, governance, design and media. This unique blend of knowledge informs work in both the classroom and on the ground in communities, neighborhoods and cities around the world. As an added benefit, our part-time faculty is made up of working professionals who are experts in their own right and are able to bring volumes of experience and capacity to the classes they teach.

Newest Faculty

Please meet some of our newest faculty. Vivian Louie joins UPP in the Fall of 2018. Laura Wolf-Powers and Lily Baum-Pollans started with us in the Fall 2017.

News Feed: Faculty

08.01.2018 | UPP Prof. Victoria Johnson's New Book, "American Eden" Receives Top Reviews! Professor Victoria Johnson's new book, American Eden, about the first botanical garden in the United States (and how it became the site of Rockefeller Center), has been...Read More

08.01.2018 | UPP Prof. Wolf-Powers Discusses Alan Mallach's New Book "The Divided City", June 25th Prof. Wolf-Powers was on a panel of respondents gathered to discuss Alan Mallach's new book The Divided City at an event co-sponsored by the Regional Plan Association and the...Read More

08.01.2018 | Prof. John Chin Recent Advisory Appointments Prof. John Chin was recently appointed to the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (https://www.oar.nih.gov/oarac/members.asp) and to the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood...Read More

07.14.2018 | UPP Chair Prof. Joseph Viteritti Quoted in the New York Times, July 5 UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti was quoted in a front page story in the New York Times (July 5) about the role of Asian Americans in New York...Read More

06.03.2018 | UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti writes an Opinion Piece for NBC on former NYC Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, May 30 UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti was invited by NBC News to write an opinion piece on former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, which was posted online,...Read More


Lily Baum Pollans Sustainability, urban infrastructure, environmental justice, municipal solid waste, qualitative research methods
John Chin community participation, urban health, immigrant communities and non-profits
Jill Simone Gross comparative international urban planning, policy & development, citizen participation
Owen Gutfreund urban history, transportation policy, suburbanization, sustainable development, public finance, and comparative urbanization
Victoria Johnson organizations, cultural history, and the natural environment
Matthew Lasner housing, suburbanization, cultural landscapes, and the history and theory of urban planning and design
Vivian Louie Coming Soon
Lynn McCormick community & economic development, employment policy & workforce development, policy analysis
Edwin Meléndez Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, poverty
William Milczarski transportation, environmental policy, methodology
Laxmi Ramasubramanian urban design, geographic information systems and planning technologies, participatory planning and community development, South Asia
Sigmund Shipp economic development, community development, cultural competency and diversity, poverty
Pablo Vengoechea architecture, urban design, preservation
Joseph Viteritti public policy, urban governance, education policy
Elaine Walsh social policy, non-profits, women and leadership
Laura Wolf-Powers Neighborhood revitalization, urban and regional economic urban development policy and planning
Ryan Yeung education policy, public budgeting and finance


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Tom Angotti community planning and development, environmental, international settlements