Francis Barchi, Michael Smart promoted to associate professors with tenure

April 10, 2019

The Bloustein School is pleased to announce that at their meeting on Tuesday, April 9 the Rutgers Board of Governors approved Francis Barchi and Michael Smart as Associate Professors with tenure.

Francis earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in social welfare and bioethics. Her research focuses on three aspects of global health: gender-based violence and women’s health in sub-Saharan Africa, capacity-building in bioethics in low and middle-income countries, and ethical issues in international research. She collaborates with scholars in the U.S., Botswana, and Guatemala.

Mike joined the Bloustein School in 2013 after earning his Ph.D. from UCLA’s urban planning program. His research focuses on economic and built-environment factors as well as social networks that influence travel decisions. He has recently been exploring the ways in which social networks embedded in particular neighborhoods of affinity—such as immigrant neighborhoods and gay and lesbian neighborhoods—influence the activity patterns of those who live in those neighborhoods.

Their promotions are a testimony to the high quality of their work and the ability of the Bloustein School to attract world-recognized scholars.

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