The Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association consists of fifteen (15) members. The members of the governing board are nominated and elected by the members of the Association. They serve three-year terms and formally meet as a group twice a year.

UAA 2016-2017 Governing Board


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Yasminah Beebeejaun
2014-2017 (1st term)
Associate Professor
Bartlett School of Planning
University College London

 

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Peter Burns

2014-2017 (1st term)
Professor
Political Science
Soka University of America

 

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Jonathan S. Davies

2014-2017 (1st term)
Professor
Department of Politics and Public Policy Faculty of Business and Law
De Montfort University

 


James DeFilippis

2014-2017 (2nd term)
Associate Professor
Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 


Sabina Deitrick, Treasurer

2014-2017 (2nd term)
Associate Professor
MPA Program Director
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Director, Urban and Regional Analysis Program
University of Pittsburgh

 

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Clarissa Sampaio Freitas
2016-2019 (1st term)
Assistant Professor
Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Universidade Federal do Ceara

 


Jill Simone Gross, Chairperson

2014-2017 (2nd term)
Associate Professor of Political Science
Graduate Program in Urban Affairs & Planning
Hunter College of the City University of New York

 

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Bernadette Hanlon
2016-2019 (1st term)
Assistant Professor
City and Regional Planning
Ohio State University

 

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Kimberley Johnson
2016-2019 (1st term)
Professor and Director
Barnard-Columbia Urban Studies Program
Barnard College

 


Rachel Garshick Kleit

2014-2017 (2nd term)
Professor
Section Head, Knowlton School of Architecture
City and Regional Planning
Ohio State University

 

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Julia Nevarez
2015-2018 (1st term)
Program Coordinator
Sociology and Social Justice Graduate Program
Kean University

 

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Mai Thi Nguyen
2016-2019 (1st term)
Associate Professor
Department of City & Regional Planning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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Gordana Rabrenovic

2015-2018 (1st term)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Northeastern University

 

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Heywood Sanders, Secretary

2015-2018 (1st term)
Professor
Department of Public Administration
College of Public Policy
The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

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Robert Silverman, Vice-Chairperson

2015-2018 (2nd term)
Professor and PhD Program Director
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University at Buffalo