Faculty Profiles

Full-time Faculty


Daniel LeClair, PhD

Chair, Department of Applied Social Sciences

Expertise: Criminal justice, victimology, white-collar crime, urban architecture, urban history and urban development


Madhu C. Dutta-Koehler, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Program Coordinator, City Planning and Urban Affairs

Expertise: Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Urban Planning; Urban Design


Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator for Research and Academic Outreach

Expertise: Urban Planning; Public Policy; Sustainable Cities; Mixed Methods Research; GIS

Adjunct Faculty


Eugene B. Benson, JD

Expertise: Environmental Law and Policy; Planning and Land Use Law; Environmental Justice Law and Advocacy; Administrative Law; Non-profit Organization Management

Walter F. Carroll, PhD

Walter F. Carroll, PhD

Expertise: Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity; Urban Political Economy; Guns and Urban Violence; Social Network Analysis; Japanese Cities; Urban Problems and Policy

Stephen L. Delaney, MUA

Stephen L. Delaney, MUA

Expertise: Municipal management and finance

Kurt Gaertner, MS

Expertise: Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Energy and Natural Resource Conservation

Joshua Hassol, PhD

Expertise: Transportation and Environmental Planning

Anne Haynes, AIA LEED, MBA

Expertise: Architecture, Urban Design, Community and Economic Development, Urban Development and Innovation Public Policy

Doug Johnson, MCP

Expertise: Community engagement, urban planning, active transportation, bike infrastructure planning

William Koehler, PhD

Expertise: Urban Business Development; Management; Sustainable Development; Entrepreneurship; Social Justice

Kwabena Kyei-Aboagye, JD

Expertise: Environmental Law and Urban Environmental Issues; Environmental Justice; Environmental Issues in Ghana

Ayako Maruyama, MCP

Ayako Maruyama, MCP

Expertise: Community engagement, Human Centered Design, Social Justice, Urban Planning and Design, Arts and Culture, Environmental Design and Production.

Mickey Northcutt, JD

Mickey Northcutt, JD

Expertise: Affordable Housing and Regional Community Development

James C. O’Connell, JD

James C. O’Connell, PhD

Expertise: Urban History; Metropolitan Boston Planning and Development; Urban and Regional Planning; Heritage Planning

Jennifer Raitt, MS

Jennifer Raitt, MS

Expertise: Affordable Housing; Comprehensive Planning; Neighborhood Planning; Zoning and Land Use Planning; Fair Housing; Organizational Planning; Leadership Development; Group Facilitation; Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Terrance J. Regan, MPA

Terrance J. Regan, MPA

Expertise: Transportation Policy; Finance; Intelligent Transportation Systems

Rami el Samahy, MArch

Rami el Samahy

Expertise: Urban planning; urban design; architecture of the public realm; planning and design of Middle Eastern cities; future cities; urban renewal

Lily K. Song, PhD

Lily K. Song, PhD

Expertise: Urban resilience, justice, and livability; race and class politics in American cities and postcolonial urban contexts; alternative local economic and workforce development; and shared value creation efforts among civil society, public sector, and private sector actors

John Weis, MCP

John Weis, MCP

Expertise: Real Estate Development; Public/Private Partnerships; Neighborhood Revitalization; Strategic Planning and Redevelopment

Donald E. Zizzi, PhD

Donald E. Zizzi, PhD

Expertise: Urban and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Business Development; Development Finance; Public Budgeting; Strategic Planning & Management