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Dr. Stanley E. Hyland

Dr. Stanley E. Hyland

Professor

Head, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP)

 

 

E-mail: shyland@memphis.edu

Phone: (901) 678-2080

Office: McCord Hall 139, Manning Hall 306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Research Focus

 

Community building; grassroots economic activities; housing; neighborhood revitalization; new urbanism; evaluation; philanthropy; voluntary associations; and policy.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

  Academic Summary

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hyland received his PhD in 1977 from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He joined the anthropology faculty at The University of Memphis in 1976. He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology from 1990-1994. Dr. Hyland has over twenty-five years of experience as an applied/urban anthropologist and is currently the Head of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at The University of Memphis.

 

Dr. Hyland has focused his research on community building, particularly in its relation to grassroots economic activities. On a local level, his anthropological studies have included housing, neighborhood revitalization, new urbanism, evaluation, philanthropy, voluntary associations, and policy.

 

On a national level, during 1989-1990, Dr. Hyland served as director of research for the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission, a federal commission to develop a strategic plan for economic development of the Delta for the year 2000. In addition to his research in community development, he has published numerous articles and monographs regarding neighborhood revitalization and public policy and has served on both local and national community-based advisory boards.

 

 

 

Recent Publications

Hyland, Stan and Maurette, K . "Values for Building Sustainable Communities for the Twenty-First Century: An Engaged Scholarship Agenda." In Sustaining and Reimagining Community in a Globalizing World. University of Georgia: 2006.

Hyland, Stan, Ed. CommunityBuildingin the 21st Century. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 2005.

Hyland, Stan. "Community Building in the Twenty-First Century: Implications for Anthropologists." In CommunityBuildingin the 21st Century. Santa Fe: NM: School of American Research Press, 2005.

Hyland, Stan, and M. Owens. “Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods and Bridging the Digital Divide.” In CommunityBuildingin the 21st Century. Ewing, NJ: University of California Press, 2004.

Hyland, Stan. “Evaluation Anthropology in Community Development/Building.” In National Association of Practicing Anthropologists (NAPA) Bulletin Volume 24: Evaluation Anthropology. Ewing, NJ: University of California Press, 2004.

Bennett, Linda, and Stan Hyland. “Introduction: Advancing a Conceptual Framework for Community Building.” In CommunityBuildingin the Twenty-First Century. Ewing, NJ: University of California Press, 2003.

Hyland, Stan. “Challenges to the Grassroots: The Use of Strategic Planning by the Southern Progressives for Culture Change in the Lower Mississippi Delta.”High Plains Applied Anthropologist 22, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 68-74.

Hyland, Stan. “Issues in Evaluating Neighborhood Change: Economic and Community Building Indicators.” Cityscape Journal of Policy Development and Research 5, no. 1 (2000): 209-219.

Hyland, Stan, Stacey Greenberg, and Palmer Jones. Community Building: A New Way of Doing Business. Memphis, TN: Department of Anthropology, The University of Memphis, 1999.

Hyland, Stan. “Challenges to Community Building in Memphis--Hearing New Voices and Charting New Paths for Urban Development.” In Making Outreach Visible: A Guide to Documenting Professional Service and Outreach, 29-41. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education Publication, 1998.

Hyland, Stan. “Tourism in the Lower Mississippi Delta: Whose Field of Dreams?” In Tourism and Culture, edited by Erve Chambers. Albany, NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Press, 1997.

Hyland, Stan. “Neighborhood Power: The Community Building Movement,” Business Perspectives 10, no. 2 (1997): 20–28.

Hyland, Stan. “Community Uses for GIS: Past, Present, and Future.” In Building the Community Through GIS Proceedings, 1996.

 

 

Research Projects

Hyland, Stan (PI). "Assessing the Impact of a Healthy Neighborhood Inititative." Urban Child Institute, 2006-2007

Hyland, Stan (PI). "Evaluation of HOPE VI Dixie Homes Inititative." Memphis Housing Authority, 2006-2010

Hyland, Stan (PI). "Creating and Disseminating Health-related Information." Urban Child Institute, 2005-2006

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Evaluation of HOPE VI University Park Inititative.” Memphis Housing Authority, 2005-2009.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Uplink: Bridging the Digital Divide.” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2004-Present.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Lead Hazard Control Program Evaluation.” Shelby County Government, 2004-Present.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Mapping the Social Landscape.” Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 2004.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Creating Community Connections.” Kauffman Foundation, 2003-2004.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Evaluation of HOPE VI Uptown Initiative.” Memphis Housing Authority, 2001-2005.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Evaluation of HOPE VI College Park Initiative.” Memphis Housing Authority, 2001-2004.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Comprehensive Neighborhood Change.” Research for Comprehensive Community Change Symposium United Way Avron B. Fogelman Venture Fund, Memphis, TN, 2003.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Transformation of the Memphis’ City-Wide Consolidated Planning Process.” Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, 2001-2002.

Hyland, Stan, and D. Cox (Co PIs). Academy of Community Building in Inner-City Memphis. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Memphis, TN, 2000-2002.

Hyland, Stan (PI). Research for transformation of the Memphis Housing Authority. Hyde Family Foundation, 1999.

Hyland, Stan, and D. Cox (Co PIs). Housing and Community Development Internship Program. Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, 1999.

Hyland, Stan, and D. Cox (Co PIs). Community Development and Work Study Program. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1998-1999.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Lead Reduction Study.”  Shelby County Department of Housing, 1998-1999.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Mid-South Region Assessment Inventory.” United Way of the Mid-South, 1998-1999.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Homeless Needs Assessment Survey.” Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, 1999.

Hyland, Stan (PI). HOPE VI Plan for Hurt Village: Memphis Public Housing Authority, 1998.  

Hyland, Stan, and D. Cox (Co PIs). “Community Outreach Partnership Design Evaluation.” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1996-1997.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Maps to Success – Steps to Development.” Orange Mound Collaborative, 1996-1997.

Hyland, Stan (PI). “Maps to Success.” Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1996-1997.

Hyland, Stan (Co PI). “Memphis Community Outreach Partnership Center.” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1995-1997. 

Hyland, Stan, and D. Cox (Co PIs). “HOPE VI Planning Study of Three Public Housing Projects in Memphis.” Memphis Public Housing Authority, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

 

Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award, 2005

 

Creative Achievement Award, 2005

 

Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship, The University of Memphis, 2005

 

Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2000

 

Alma Bucovaz Award for Urban Service, University College, 2000 

 

Best Practices Award for Memphis Maps, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1998 

 

Unsung Neighborhood Hero Award, Neighborhood Small Grants Program, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1998

 

Superior Performance in University Research Award, Memphis State University, 1993 & 1989, 1988 & 1987, 1986 & 1985, 1984

 

1991 Neighborhoods U.S.A. Notable Award, Neighborhoods U.S.A., 1991  

 

 

 

 

Leadership Positions

 

 

Chair, Communities Inititiatives Committee, The University of Memphis, 2004-2006

 

Head, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, The University of Memphis, 2000-Present

 

Co-Director, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), The University of Memphis, 1999-Present

 

Board of  Directors, United Housing, Inc. (United Way of Greater Memphis), 1999-2004

 

Community Advisory Board, Memphis Light Gas and Water, 1998-2004

 

Advisory Board Member, Deep South Regional Humanities Center, 2000-2003

 

Board of Directors, Memphis Community Development Partnership, 1999-2003

 

Board member, Society for Applied Anthropology 1999-2001

 

Memphis Citywide Consolidated Planning Process Transformation, 2000-2001

 

Co-Director, Center for Urban Research and Extension (CURE), The University of Memphis, 1995-2000

 

Organizer and Facilitator, Memphis Public Housing Transformation Organizing Committee, 1999

 

Board of Directors, University District, 1992-1999

 

Board of Directors, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, 1993-1995

 

Advisory Board, American Cancer Society’s Neighbors for Life, 1993-1995

 

Board of Directors, Free the Children, 1990-1995

 

Social Science Advisory Board, LeMoyne-Owen College, 1993-1995

 

Advisory Board (Vice President, 1987), Memphis and Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, Center for Neighborhoods, 1986-1995

 

Technical Advisor, numerous neighborhood-based groups in Memphis and Shelby County, 1976-1995

 

Chair, Department of Anthropology, The University of Memphis, 1990-1994

 

Member, Mayor W.W. Herenton’s Neighborhood Transition Team, 1992

 

 
 
 

 Courses Taught at The University of Memphis

 

 

 

 

ANTH 4411-6411

Urban Anthropology

ANTH 4412-6412

Neighborhood Development and Poverty

ANTH 7075-8075

Methods in Anthropology

ANTH 7255

Applied Anthropology and Development

ANTH 7411

Urban Anthropology in the Mid-South

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