Checker, Melissa

PhD, New York University.

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

Davis, Dana-Ain

Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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

Hanlon, Martin

PhD, Columbia University.

Public management, workforce issues, transportation policy. Director, Master of Arts in Social Science.


Hum, Tarry


PhD, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research

Urban planning, immigrant urbanism, community economic development.


Ioannides, Christos

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

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


Khandelwal, Madhulika

Associate Professor

PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University

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

Maskovsky, Jeff

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Temple University

Urban ethnography; social movements; difference and inequality

Muraskin, William


PhD, University of California Berkeley

Social/urban history, health

Rodberg, Leonard

Department Chair Professor


Health, employment, energy, climate change, urban data analysis.


Rosa, Brian

Assistant professor

PhD, University of Manchester

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

Sardell, Alice



Health policy, public policy, urban and community politics

Seley, John E.


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Urban planning, public policy, geography.

Smith, Marcia Bayne

Associate Professor

DSW, Columbia University

Social welfare, health policy.

Steinberg, Stephen

PhD University of California/Berkeley

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




Larson, Scott

Ph.D in Geography from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center.



Brown, Todd Levon

MArch (Master of Architecture) & MPH (Master of Public Health) in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Industrial Hygiene.




Ron Hayduk

M.S. CUNY Graduate Center, American Politics and Political Theory, 1996.

Sheryl McCarthy

Master’s and law degrees from Colum


Jonathan Gaska: land use planning, urban politics

Keith Howard: human resource management and law

David Koch: AIDS, social work, urban subcultures

Michael Musuraca: labor relations, public employee unions

Manuel Rosa: urban services, urban politics

James Vacca: urban poverty, urban politics


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