Faculty & Staff

Dwayne Baker
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Illinois

urban planning, transportation planning, GIS, neighborhood change, gentrification/displacement, Transit-Oriented Developments

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Email: dwayne.baker@qc.cuny.edu

Sherry Baron
Professor

MD, Case Western Reserve University

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

Environmental public health, immigrant public health, and workers’ health and safety

Office: Remsen Hall Rm. 311
Telephone: (718) 670-4193
Email: sherry.baron@qc.cuny.edu

Melissa Checker
Associate Professor/ Environmental Studies Program Advisor

PhD, New York University

U.S. social movements, race, class and ethnicity in the U.S., urban environmentalism, environmental justice, climate justice

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5148
Email: mchecker@qc.cuny.edu

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Dana-Ain Davis
Professor

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Urban anthropology, gender, race, public policy, participatory action research, Black Studies, feminist theory

Office: Center for the Study of Women and Society, CUNY Graduate Center
Email: dana.davis@qc.cuny.edu

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Martin Hanlon
Associate Professor

PhD, Columbia University

Public management, workforce issues, transportation policy

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5131
Email: martin.hanlon@qc.cuny.edu

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Tarry Hum
Professor/Department Chair

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Urban planning, immigrant urbanism, community economic development

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5124
Email: tarry.hum@qc.cuny.edu

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Scott Larson
Lecturer/Undergraduate Advisor

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Urban redevelopment, gentrification, community-led urbanism

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: 718-997-5142
Email: scott.larson@qc.cuny.edu

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Madhulika Khandelwal
Associate Professor

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Asian-American communities, South Asian diaspora. Director, Asian/American Center

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 3050
Email: madhulika.khandelwal@qc.cuny.edu

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Ronald Lawson
Professor Emeritus

Housing, Tenant Movements, Religious Movements

SondleyWriter@gmail.com

Do Lee
Visiting Lecturer/ MA in Urban Affairs Advisor

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

(im)mobilities; environmental psychology; participatory action research; critical race, class, gender, and migration

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Email: do.lee@qc.cuny.edu

Christos Ioannides
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Political Science. Greek-American community, Greek-American relations. Director, Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997-4520
Email: christos.ioannides@qc.cuny.edu

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Jeff Maskovsky
Professor

PhD, Temple University

Urban ethnography; social movements; difference and inequality

Office: Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
Email: jmaskovsky@gc.cuny.edu

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William Muraskin
Professor

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Social/urban history, health

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5149
Email: william.muraskin@qc.cuny.edu

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Brian Rosa
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Manchester

Urban redevelopment, socio-spatial theory, urban infrastructure, post-industrial cities

On Leave 2018-2019

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Len Rodberg
Professor Emeritus

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New York City neighborhood data, single payer healthcare in New York State, and energy policy

Email: Leonard.Rodberg@qc.cuny.edu

Alice Sardell
Professor/Undergraduate Advisor

PhD, New York University

Health policy, public policy, urban and community politics

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5143
Email: alice.sardell@qc.cuny.edu

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John Seley
Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Urban planning, public policy, geography

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5141
Email: john.seley@qc.cuny.edu

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Stephen Steinberg
Distinguished Professor

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Race, ethnicity, and immigration; urban sociology;sociology of knowledge

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Telephone: (718) 997 5130
Email: ssteinberg1@gc.cuny.edu

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James Vacca
Distinguished Lecturer

James Vacca teaches courses in New York City Politics, Public Administration, Community Organizations and Urban Politics. He previously served as a NYC Councilman and Community Board District Manager. He brings to Queens College expertise in city governance, policy making , community engagement, municipal service delivery and non-profit management.

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Email: profjvacca@aol.com

Natalie Bump Vena
Assistant Professor

JD, PhD, Northwestern University

Environmental law and policy; volunteerism; urban protected lands

Office: Powdermaker Rm. 250
Email: natalie.vena@qc.cuny.edu

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Gavin McCormick
Distinguished Lecturer

MA, University of California, Berkeley

Sheryl McCarthy
Distinguished Lecturer

Master’s and law degrees from Columbia University

Arooj Malik
College Assistant

arooj.malik@qc.cuny.edu

Jeanne Chan
Department Secretary

jeanne.chan@qc.cuny.edu

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