Joan Fitzgerald
Professor and Director, Law and Public Policy Program
Director, Urban Studies Minor

Urban and State Economic Development, Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Policy and Planning, Workforce Development.Courses Taught: Cities, Sustainability and Climate Change; Urban Economic Development; Climate Change Policy

Office: 337 Holmes Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Barry Bluestone
Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy,
Founding Dean, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Expertise: Housing, Economic Development, Labor Economics, Public Policy
Office: 343 Holmes Hall
Phone: 617.373.8595
Email: b.bbluestone@neu.edu

Alisa K. Lincoln
Associate Professor

Department: Department of Health Sciences
Office: 500 Holmes
Phone: 617-373-3485
Fax: 617-373-2968

Doreen LeeAssistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Cornell UniversityPhone: 617-373-8218
Office: 568 Holmes Hall
Email: do.lee@neu.edu
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Gavin Shatkin

Associate Professor, Public Policy & ArchitectureExpertise: Public Policy, Urban Planning

James ConnollyPh.D., Columbia UniversityAssistant Professor, Public Policy & Political ScienceExpertise: Urban Planning

Jane Amidon
Professor and Director of the Urban Landscape Program

Clay McShane
Professor of SociologyExpertise: Sociological Theory, Sociology of Business and Public AgenciesCourses Taught: Theories in Law, Policy and Society

Contact: c.mcshane@neu.edu, 617.373.3854, 513 Holmes Hall

Richard O’Bryant
Director, John D. O’Bryant African American InstituteExpertise: Science and Technology Policy and Politics, Urban and Regional studies and Politics, Urban and Community Technology, and Community-based researchCourses Taught: Strategizing Public Policy, Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning
Contact: obryant@neu.edu, 617.373.4397, 377 Meserve Hall


Len Albright
Assistant Professor, Public Policy & SociologyExpertise: Organizations, Urban Sociology, the Family

Liza WeinsteinAssistant Professor of SociologyPh.D., University of Chicago, 2009
Phone: 617-373-4274
Office: 575 Holmes Hall
Email: l.weinstein@neu.edu
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Shelley KimelbergAssistant Professor of SociologyPh.D., Harvard UniversityPhone: 617-373-3856
Office: 535 Holmes Hall
Email: s.kimelberg@neu.edu
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Silvia DominguezAssistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Welfare Policy, Boston UniversityPhone: 617-373-4989
Office: 525 Holmes Hall
Email: s.dominguez@neu.edu
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Tom VicinoProgram Chair of the Master of Public Administration ProgramVoice: 617.373.2619
Fax: 617.373.5311
E-mail: vicino@neu.edu
Web: http://www.thomasvicino.com/CV: Download as PDF
  • Why Urban Studies?

    Northeastern's Urban Studies minor provides students interested in cities the opportunity to take advantage of he resources of an urban university situated in a major metropolitan area. The minor equips students to understand the dynamics of urban growth and development and includes the study of urban social and political institutions. It also enables students to understand urban processes and develop policies to keep cities vibrant.

    An urban studies minor complements many social science majors as well as architecture, business, and engineering. The minor also provides a solid background for graduate study and professional careers in urban planning and policy, social work, and related fields.

  • Contact Information

    School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
    Northeastern University
    335 Holmes Hall
    Boston, MA 02115

    617.373.2891 (phone)
    617.373.4691 (fax)