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Dr. Stanley E. Hyland, Ph.D.

University of Memphis
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
McCord Hall 139, Manning Hall 306
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-1445

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. Community Building in 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 Community Building in 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 Community Building in 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 Community Building in 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.

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