The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark L. Joseph, PhD as the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development.
A celebration in his honor will be held on February 26, 2018 at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in the Noble Commons. The afternoon will include a special recognition for Cleveland social change pioneers Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam and panel discussion with special guest Myrtle Muntz (Muntz Consulting Services/Mandel School Advisory Board) and Roslyn Bucy Kaleal (Director of Administration and Special Projects at The Center for Community Solutions). Dr. Joseph will give remarks, immediately followed by a reception.
Dr. Joseph is the Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor of Community Development, Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. His research and teaching focus on comprehensive community-based approaches to addressing urban poverty. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as an anti-poverty strategy, with particular attention to transforming public housing developments. His coauthored book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation was published by the University of Chicago Press in November 2015.
He received his Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Cityscape published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Editorial Advisory Board of Housing Policy Debate.