Mandel School Faculty Member Named to Urban Affairs Association Board

headshot of Mark L. Joseph

Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is proud to announce that faculty member Mark L. Joseph, PhD, was recently appointed to the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association, an organization of faculty, professionals and students as well as urban program directors and deans dedicated to intellectual and practical discussions about urban life.

Joseph is the Leona Bevis and Margaret Haynam Associate Professor of Community Development and founding director of the school’s National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities.

“The UAA is the international body that has nurtured my scholarly path in community development research,” Joseph says. “I'm delighted to serve.”

Joseph’s National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities has worked in several neighborhoods across Cleveland and in more than 10 cities across the U.S., helping refine city and organizational mixed-income development strategies; shape government and organizational policy; increase organizational and individual capacity; and promote more effective practice and better outcomes for residents of revitalizing neighborhoods. 

Joseph is the co-author of the award-winning book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the George Gund Foundation; serves on the External Advisory Committee at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; is a member of the advisory board of the journal Cityscape, published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Community Practice and Housing Policy Debate.

The Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association is made up of 15 members who are nominated and elected by the members of the association. They serve three-year terms.