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The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) brings together the Division of City & Regional Planning, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Division of Public & Nonprofit Administration, and the Department of Social Work in order to maximize our efforts in research, education, and engaged scholarship.

 

School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy - Administration

 

Dr. Stanley Hyland

Dr. Stanley E. Hyland
Professor and School Head
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
201C McCord Hall
(901) 678-1445
shyland@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Urban anthropology, applied anthropology, community development and poverty, research design and evaluation, voluntary associations, North America

 

Vickie Peters
Business Officer
School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy
201A McCord Hall
(901) 678-1635
vpeters@memphis.edu

 


 

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Dr. Charles Santo
Associate Professor & Director
Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning
210 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3566
City and Regional Planning
casanto@memphis.edu
Ph.D., Portland State University

Community and economic development, urban economic analysis, public investment, sports and public policy

 

Dr. Reza Banai
Professor
217 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4559
City and Regional Planning
rbanai@memphis.edu
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Urban design, planning theory, site planning, regional planning

 

Dr. Antonio Raciti
Visiting Assistant Professor
221 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4969
City and Regional Planning
araciti@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Catania

Participatory action research, urban design, environmental planning

 

Dr. Ken Reardon
Professor
223 McCord Hall
(901) 678-2610
City and Regional Planning
kreardon@memphis.edu
Ph.D., Cornell University

Neighborhood revitalization, community organizing, participatory action research

 

Dr. Susan L. Roakes
Associate Professor
213 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4560
City and Regional Planning
sroakes@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Land use planning and policy, community development, neighborhood planning, urban land economics, public schools and city planning

 

Jessica Buttermore
Administrative Associate
208 McCord Hall
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
City and Regional Planning
(901) 678-2161 (p)
(901) 678-4162 (f)
jbuttrmr@memphis.edu


Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

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Dr. K.B. Turner
Associate Professor and Chair
300 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3397
Criminology & Criminal Justice
kbturner@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Crime and punishment, courts, police administration, racial profiling

 

Dr. Bert Burraston                                                                                                         Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator                                                                  319 McCord Hall                                                                                                   Criminology & Criminal Justice                                                                   bbrrston@memphis.edu   

 

Sam Cochran
CIT Project Coordinator
328 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
cscchran@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Angela Crews
Instructor
321 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
acrews1@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Randolph Dupont
Professor
341 McCord Hall
(901) 678-5484
Criminology and Criminal Justice
rdupont@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Mental health, substance abuse issues and the criminal justice system, community psychology

 

Clifford Freeman
Instructor
327 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
cfreeman@memphis.edu

 

Dr. David J. Giacopassi
Professor
326 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3398
Criminology & Criminal Justice
dgiacpss@memphis.edu
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Law and society, substance abuse, gambling and its effects on quality of life

 

Dr. Amanda Johnson
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
315 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
djhnsn42@memphis.eduPh.D., Sam Houston State University

Organizational failure and deviant organizational cultures, police use of force, police TASER usage, GIS

 

Dr. James McCutcheon
Assistant Professor
317 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
jcmcctch@memphis.eduPh.D., University of Central Florida

Lethal violence, drug markets, firearm availability, crime mapping

 

Mary Tucker
Instructor/Coordinator, Advisor
309 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
mhtucker@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Margaret Vandiver
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
325 McCord Hall
(901)678-3401
Criminology & Criminal Justice
vandiver@memphis.edu
Ph.D., Florida State University

History of crime and punishment, death penalty, genocide

 

Dr. Lenard Wells
Instructor
323 McCord Hall
Criminology & Criminal Justice
lwells2@memphis.edu

 

Kim Tucker
Office Coordinator
311 McCord Hall
(901)678-2737
Criminology and Criminal Justice
krtuckr1@memphis.edu

 


 Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

 

Michael Howell-Moroney

Dr. Michael Howell-Moroney

Associate Professor and Director
134 McCord Hall
(901) 678-2640
Public and Nonprofit Administration
michael.hm@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Joy Clay
Professor and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies
110 Scates Hall
(901) 678-3359
Public and Nonprofit Administration
joyclay@memphis.edu
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Administrative theory, organizational leadership and evaluation, health policy, public budgeting and finance

 

Dr. David Cox
Professor and Special Assistant to the President
341 Administration Building
(901) 678-5344
Public and Nonprofit Administration
davidcox@memphis.edu
PhD, Indiana University

Effect of urban governance structures on the responsiveness, equity, and effectiveness of public policies and on strategies for inter-organizational collaboration

 

Dr. Leigh Hersey
Assistant Professor and Director of Research, Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (IPNL)
130 McCord Hall
(901) 678-1754
Public and Nonprofit Administration
lnhersey@memphis.edu
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Philanthropy, nonprofit fundraising, collaboration

 

Dr. Erin Nemenoff
Assistant Professor
138 McCord Hall
Public and Nonprofit Administration
knmenoff@memphis.eduPh.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Nonprofit workforce, nonprofit career awareness,  impacts of collegiate experiences on civic engagement during adulthood

 

Jason Sonnenfelt
Instructor
136 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3359
Public and Nonprofit Administration
jmsnnfl@memphis.edu
Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
MPA, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Policy Process, Public Administration Theory, Public Management, Governance and Technology

 

Dr. John Topinka
Assistant Professor
132 McCord Hall
(901) 648-3365
Public and Nonprofit Administration
jptpinka@memphis.eduPh. D., Florida International University

Fiscal health, budget, organizational performance

 

Dr. Sharon Wrobel
Associate Professor
122 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4720
Public and Nonprofit Administration
swrobel@memphis.edu

Education Policy, Equity, Finance, Program Evaluation, and Policy Analysis

 

Rebecca Horowitz
Administrative Assistant
124 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3360
Public and Nonprofit Administration
rhrowitz@memphis.edu

 


 Department of Social Work

 

Dr. Steven Soifer

Dr. Steven Soifer
Professor and Chair
230 McCord Hall
(901) 678-2615
Social Work
sdsoifer@memphis.edu

 

 

Kenya Anderson
Instructor/Coordinator
111 Browning Hall
(901) 678-1734
Social Work
kconley@memphis.edu

 

Dr. M. Elena Delavega
Assistant Professor
117 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3270
Social Work
mdlavega@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Susan E. Elswick
Director of MSW Field Placement
115 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4722
Social Work
selswick@memphis.edu

 

Jim Jones
Lecturer
109 Browning Hall
Social Work
jjones44@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Robin Lennon-Dearing
Assistant Professor
120 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3431
Social Work
rlnnndrn@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Susan Neely-Barnes
Associate Professor and MSW Program Coordinator
232 McCord Hall
(901) 678-3438
Social Work
snlybrns@memphis.edu

 

Gary Schneider
Assistant Professor and BA Program Coordinator
234 McCord Hall
(901) 678-4503
Social Work
gschneid@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Catherine Simmons
Associate Professor
114 McCord Hall
(901) 678-2616
Social Work
csmmons7@memphis.edu

 

Lamont Simmons
Lecturer
105 Browning Hall
(901) 678-3198
Social Work, Lambuth
ldsmmons@memphis.edu

 

Laura Taylor
Director of BA Field Placement and Community Outreach
112 McCord Hall
Social Work
lctylor1@memphis.edu

 

Dr. Greg Washington
Associate Professor
113 McCord Hall
Social Work
gwshngt1@memphis.edu

 

Kimberly Brown
Administrative Assistant
226 McCord Hall
(901) 678-2616
Social Work
kbrwn124@memphis.edu

 


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