Professor Thomas J. Vicino is an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University. He is the chair of the Master of Public Administration Program, and he also leads the Dialogue of Civilizations program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs, focusing on issues of metropolitan development and sustainability, housing, and demographic analysis. He is the author of the book Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia (2008) and co-author of the bestselling book Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US (2010). His most recent book, published in December 2012, is titled Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy.
Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US. New York: Routledge, 2010 (with John Rennie Short and Bernadette Hanlon).
Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia: Decline in Metropolitan Baltimore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
“The Spatial Transformation of First-Tier Suburbs, 1970 to 2000: The Case of Metropolitan Baltimore.” Housing Policy Debate 19: 3 (2008), pp. 479-518.
“The Quest to Confront Suburban Decline: Political Realities and Lessons.” Urban Affairs Review 43: 4 (2008), pp. 553-581.
“The Political History of a Postwar Suburban Society Revisited.” History Compass 6: 1 (2008), pp. 364-388.
“The Fate of Inner Suburbs: Evidence from Metropolitan Baltimore.” Urban Geography28: 3 (2007), pp. 249-275 (with Bernadette Hanlon).
“Megalopolis 50 Years On: The Transformation of a City Region.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31: 2 (2007), pp. 344-367 (with John Rennie Short and Bernadette Hanlon).
2011 Top 5 Bestseller, Cities and Suburbs, Urban Studies List, Routledge
2009 Nominated, Best Book in Urban Affairs, from the Urban Affairs Association, Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia
2008 Nominated, Piper Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas at Arlington
2007 Charter Member, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 300
2007 – Present. Listed, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World
2002 Recipient, Frazer D. White Award for Excellence in Communication Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
2002 – 1998 Recipient, George E. Merrick Scholarship,University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
1998 Recipient, Howard County Executive’s Award for Excellence in Government, Howard County, Maryland
Member, Urban Affairs Association.
Member, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Member, American Political Science Association.