Thomas J. Vicino
Chair, Department of Political Science; Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Ph.D., 2006, Public Policy
University of Maryland
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Professor Thomas J. Vicino is associate professor of political science, public policy and urban affairs. In 2014, Prof. Vicino was a U.S. Fulbright Core Scholar to Brazil, where he was a visiting associate professor of political economy in the Graduate Program in Social Sciences at Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC Minas) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He teaches at the graduate level in the MPA Program and the Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) Program. At the undergraduate level, he teaches in the political science major and the urban studies minor. Prof. Vicino proudly serves as the faculty advisor to two student organizations: College Democrats and Huskies for Alternative Transportation.
Prof. Vicino specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs, focusing on issues of metropolitan development, housing, and demographic analysis. He is the author of four books, including: Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy (2013) and Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia: Decline in Metropolitan Baltimore (2008) and co-author of Global Migration: The Basics (2014) as well as the bestselling book Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US (2010). He has also published numerous book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
- Global Migration: The Basics. New York: Routledge, 2014 (with Bernadette Hanlon).
- 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.
- “A Typology of Urban Immigrant Neighborhoods.” Urban Geography 32: 3 (2011), pp. 383-405 (with John Rennie Short and Bernadette Hanlon).
- “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.
- “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).
- “The New Metropolitan Reality in the US: Rethinking the Traditional Model.” Urban Studies 43: 12 (2006), pp. 2129-2143 (with John Rennie Short and Bernadette Hanlon).
Awards and Honors
- Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Brazil, 2014.
- Top 5 Bestseller, Cities and Suburbs, Urban Studies List, Routledge, 2011.
- Nomination for Best Book in Urban Affairs, from the Urban Affairs Association, Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia, 2009.
- Nomination for Piper Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas at Arlington, 2008.
- Frazer D. White Award for Excellence in Communication Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2002.
- George E. Merrick Scholarship, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1998 –2002.
- Howard County Executive’s Award for Excellence in Government, 1998.
- American Political Science Association
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Brazilian Studies Association
- International Studies Association
- Latin American Studies Association
- Urban Affairs Association