UWM Graduate School Office of Research
UWM Expert List

Faculty Research

Faculty in Urban Studies have earned their doctorates at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Faculty members in Urban Studies are drawn from geography, history, political science, and sociology. Their areas of expertise are diverse, consistent with the program’s goal of providing students with a range of possible urban specializations. See Faculty Specializations, pdf. For information on USP faculty members, their research and teaching interests and recent publications, please visit the Faculty web pages. Visit Faculty’s Recent Books.

Faculty Research Specializations

Community Organizations and Nonprofits
Environment and Sustainable Development
Globalization and International Migration and Development
Health Policy and Systems
Housing and Gentrification
Public Policy
Race and Ethnicity
Urban Culture, Movements, and Space
Urban/Metro Economic Development
Urban and Suburban History
Urban Politics and Administration
Urban Poverty and Inequality

Centers and Professional Associations

Center for Economic Development
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development (UWMCED) is a central part of UWM’s mission to apply university-based research and technical expertise to improve the quality of life in our region. Drawing upon the talents and expertise of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the UWMCED is committed to:

  • supporting economic development efforts in predominantly minority neighborhoods;
  • building the capacity of community-based organizations to participate effectively in local economic development efforts;
  • conducting action-oriented research on economic development policy issues impacting multi- neighborhoods and regions;
  • informing public debate on economic development issues and policies.

Urban Affairs Association
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association of urbanists, is headquartered at UWM and provides USP students with the opportunity to help organize their annual conference.