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Dr. Margaret Wilder

Dr. Margaret Wilder

Executive Director

Ph.D. in Urban Geography and Urban Planning (University of Michigan); M.A. and B.A. degrees from University of Texas-Arlington. Began faculty career at Indiana University, and served as tenured faculty member at Cornell, SUNY-Albany (also as department chair), and University of Delaware (also as director of graduate program). Recipient of Best Paper awards from UAA and American Planning Association. Former Chair and Member of UAA Governing Board.

Dr. Deidre Beadle

Dr. Deidre Beadle

Assistant Director

Assistant Director (2019-present) Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware. Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (University of Delaware). Sociology/Criminal Justice, Cabrini College. UAA Special Projects Assistant (2010-2013). UAA Administrative Manager (2013-2019) Research Assistant with the Center for Community Research and Service, University of Delaware (2006-2011).

Executive Office Staff

Sue Peacock
Communications & Membership Director
Maggie McCollum
Finance Specialist
Megan Bruzan
Website and Social Media Manager
Casey Wagner
Managing Editor, Journal of Urban Affairs & Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City
Kat Kocisky
Executive Assistant
Maryam Karbasi
Executive Assistant

Conference Staff

Shelly Tillinghast
Senior Event Specialist
Nick Capul
Senior Event Planner
Fay Osman
Project Assistant
Kari Smith
Conference Assistant
Rachel Anne & Sam Lim
Conference Assistant
Danielle Bishop
Conference Assistant
Bethany Welch
Conference Assistant