Power of Diversity Lecture Series
The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsors the Power of Diversity lecture series to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. The annual series includes two distinguished guest speakers from the national or international scene and four scholars from our own faculty.
The speakers include scholars, thought leaders and diversity professionals whose research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy enhance the university's efforts to present diverse ideas, perspectives and viewpoints to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for inclusive excellence.
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Mark Joseph, PhD
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mark Joseph, PhD
CWRU Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor of Community Development, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Founding Director, National Institution on Mixed-Income Communities
“The Everyday Vigilance Required to Make Real Progress Toward Racial Equity & Inclusion"
Mark Joseph is the Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and a Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Prior to joining the Mandel School faculty, he had a post-doctoral scholarship at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Joseph was formerly a Principal with Community Development Associates, a consulting firm based in New York and Chicago, which provided strategic planning and research support to community-based initiatives around the country. He also worked for several years at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago on research on comprehensive community-based initiatives.
His general research interests are urban poverty and community development. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty, with particular attention to transforming public housing developments. His co-authored book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation was published in November 2015.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Cityscape journal published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is also on the editorial boards of Housing Policy Debate and Housing Studies.