SUAPP Leadership

Picture of Dr. Katherine Lambert-PenningtonDr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington

Dr. Lambert-Pennington has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and a graduate certificate in African and African American Studies from Duke University. She serves as the Director of School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) and an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis.

Her research focuses on community development, food justice, social inequalities, participatory action research, and community-university partnerships and engaged scholarship. Full Bio  


Picture of Dr. Charles SantoDr. Charlie Santo

Dr. Santo has a Ph.D in Urban Studies from Portland State University. He serves as the associate director of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP). His research and teaching focus on urban economic analysis, public finance and planning, and planning research methods. He is co-author of Sport and Public Policy: Social, Political and Economic Perspectives. He is currently involved in the Memphis 3.0 plan with the City of Memphis and other projects throughout the community. 




Mary Earheart-Brown
Pre-Award Coordinator
200 McCord Hall
Mary Earheart-Brown






Vickie Peters
Business Officer
201a McCord Hall
Vickie Peters