Contact and Department Information

The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) brings together the Departments of City & Regional Planning, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Public & Nonprofit Administration, and Social Work in order to maximize our efforts in research, education, and engaged scholarship. Use our ONLINE CONTACT FORM to send us information or ask questions about the programs available at SUAPP.

School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy - Administration

Dr. Katherine Lambert

Director, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Associate Professor, Anthropology
201C McCord Hall

Dr. Lambert's profile
PhD, Cultural Anthropology Department, Duke University

  • Race and Social Inequality, Community Development, Identity Production, Food Access and Poverty, Participatory Action Research, Post-Colonialism, Human Rights, Urban Indigenous Culture and Identity in Australia, Qualitative Field Methods

Vickie Peters

Business Officer
School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy
201A McCord Hall


City and Regional Planning

Dr. Charles Santo

Associate Professor and Chair
Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning
210 McCord Hall
City and Regional Planning
Ph.D., Portland State University
  • Community and economic development, urban economic analysis, public investment, sports and public policy

For a complete list of faculty in City and Regional Planning, visit the website at:

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. K.B. Turner

Associate Professor and Chair
300 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Crime and punishment, courts, police administration, racial profiling

For a complete listing of faculty for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, visit the website at:

Public and Nonprofit Administration

Dr. Sharon Wrobel

Associate Professor and Chair
139 McCord Hall
Public and Nonprofit Administration

Rebecca Horowitz

Administrative Assistant
124 McCord Hall
Public and Nonprofit Administration

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Public Safety Institute (PSI)

William L. Gibbons

Executive Director
o: 901.385.4232 c: 901.355.4043
UofM: 901.678.2794

Linda H. Russell

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
o: 901.385.4230 c: 901.355.1269
UofM: 901.678.3363

Department of Social Work

Dr. Susan Neely-Barnes

Associate Professor, Chair
232 McCord Hall
Social Work

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