A Message from the Chair

Michael Nelson
Tarry Hum

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the chair of the Urban Studies Department. I am serving my second year and am honored to support our dedicated faculty members, students, and alumni in addressing critical challenges that face American cities—by formulating policy and planning solutions, and engaging in social and community activism. Social justice remains a focal point for our department and is woven throughout our curriculum and experiential learning projects. One way that we share news about the department and our alumni is through our updated website...Read more

Faculty News

A few years ago, we celebrated the retirement of Professor Len Rodberg, who joined the department in 1981 and served as department chair from 1994 to 2016. We are deeply appreciative of Professor Rodberg’s dedication and vision to growing...Read more

Department Events

The Urban Studies Club organized a successful and well-attended faculty panel on October 31 to discuss the significance of the 2018 New York State midterm elections. Professors Alice Sardell, John Seley, James Vacca, and Gavin McCormick (Journalism) spoke about the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) and elaborated on specific progressive policies...Read more