Professor Amirahmadi is the author of Revolution and Economic Transition: The Iranian Experience, the first in-depth analysis of post-revolutionary Iran; he ahs done pioneering work on dialogue, understanding and bettering relations between the U.S. and Iran.
Professor Andrews teaches environmental planning and performs research on how people use the built environment; he works with Southern China University of Technology on global environmental planning and directs the Rutgers Center for Green Building.
Prof. Greenberg studies environmental health and risk analysis and is interim Dean of E.J. Bloustein. His most recent book is The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power
Professor Jagannathan’s main research interests are in the areas of youth and public welfare. Her recent research has examined the impact of welfare reform on women’s fertility behavior and their mental health, children’s living arrangements, poverty, and incidence of child abuse and neglect and has comparative research projects through western and central Europe.
Professor Lahr is the Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, Business, & Management, University of Groningen, conducting and researching economic modeling techniques; development economics; the economics of various planning and fiscal issues; the economic impacts of catastrophes; and the mobility of poor families. He is organizer for International Input-Output Conferences and North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International.
Professor Listokin is co-director of the Center for Urban Policy Research and a leading authority on public finance, development impact analysis, and historic preservation. He teaches a course on International Historic Preservation as well as studios and seminars on urban redevelopment and urban planning.
Professor Nelessen has been teaching Urban Design and professional practice and has emerged as one of the nation’s most respected urban visionaries in community planning and urban design through public participation using his trademarked Visual Preference Survey and Vision Translation Workshop. He has conducted planning projects throughout the US and globally; his forthcoming book is What People Want.
Professor Quincy works on international civil society organizations and international affairs. His positions include: Chief Operating Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; Executive Director/President of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.; President of the White House Fellows Association and Chairman, White House Fellows Foundation; Senior Management Consultant, Towers Perrin (for work on post-apartheid South Africa); and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. State Department, Africa Bureau.
Professor Salzman’s work in the Arctic—funded by the Arctic Social Sciences Program, National Science Foundation—examines the challenges of a changing climate and increasing outsider-driven development on indigenous communities by private firms, governments, and military, focusing on the structure of opportunity, of creating an economy that enables communities to stay together and prosper. Salzman’s other area of research is on the science and engineering workforce and globalization and development; his work is widely cited and he has testified several times before Congress on these issues. A short film based on the research provides arctic voices and perspectives on the dilemmas of development: Arctic Melt
Professor Shih’s main research focus is on understanding the role of urban planning in shaping Chinese cities and the everyday lives of Chinese citizens in the post-reform era. Her research interest has expanded from an early focus on Shanghai to a broader perspective encompassing a number of cities in both China and Taiwan. Her goal is to understand how planning is done differently in different socio-political and historical contexts by juxtaposing Chinese cities with American cities.
Professor Turshen’s research interests include international health and she specializes in public health policy. Her books include: The Political Ecology of Disease in Tanzania ), The Politics of Public Health, Privatizing Health Services in Africa and Women’s Health Movements: A Global Force for Change. She has served on the boards of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, the Committee for Health in Southern Africa, and the Review of African Political Economy, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Health Policy.