The Community Development and Regional Outreach (CDRO) Department launched the Visiting Scholars Program to broaden and enhance its research capacity by drawing on the expertise of leading scholars in areas of interest. Visiting scholars are expected to advise the department’s current and proposed initiatives, engage with department staff to share experiences, and collaborate with CDRO on research projects and outreach efforts. The Visiting Scholars Program also hosts guest lectures and occasionally sponsors collaborative research with CDRO staff based on mutual interest. The Visiting Scholars Program is by invitation only, and please contact Lei Ding if you have any questions. Current scholars are recognized below.

Davarian L. Baldwin
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies, Trinity College

Rosie Frasso
Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

George Galster
Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University

Yilin Hou
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University

Mark Willis
Senior Policy Fellow, New York University

Regional Visiting Scholars Program

CDRO also operates a Regional Visiting Scholars Program to engage academics in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Faculty and doctoral students affiliated with an academic institution in one of these three states or conducting research in the region are eligible to submit a proposal, and selected scholars are compensated for the development of a discussion paper summarizing their research. More information on the program can be found here.