PoliSci-Vicino

Thomas Vicino

Associate Professor of Political Science; Chair, Master of Public Administration Program
education Ph.D., 2006, Public Policy
University of Maryland
Mailing address 310P RP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

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.

Selected Publications

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).

Selected Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Member, Urban Affairs Association.

Member, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Member, American Political Science Association.