Administration

Teresa Córdova, Ph.D.
Director and Professor

Yibing Li
Associate Director for Business and Finance

Timothy O. Imeokparia, Ph.D., AICP
Director of Research and Planning

Thea Crum
Director of Neighborhoods Initiative

Lydia Lazar
Director of Energy and Environment Research Cluster

Christiana Kinder
Office Manager

Jackson Morsey
Urban Planner

Matthew Wilson
Economic Development Planner

James Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist

Jack Rocha
Research Specialist

Noah Jenkins
Research Specialist

Enrique Castillo
Research Assistant

Laura Pinzon
Research Assistant

Shubhayan Ukil
Research Assistant

Ryan Wilson
Research Assistant

Sameer Mujtaba
Research Assistant

Lin Zhang
Graduate Assistant

Yuanjun Zhang
General Office Aide

Jaclyn Tidwell
PB Intern 45th and 17th Wards

Mine Tafolar
PB Intern 36th and 31st Wards

Affiliated Staff

Robert Jordan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate

John Hagedorn, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist

Megan McKenna Mejía
Senior Research Specialist

Lee Fisher
Urban Scholar

UIC Advisory Committee

Dick Simpson, Ph.D., Chair
Professor, Political Science

Valerie Dobiesz, MD
Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine and Director of Education, UIC Center for Global Health

Tyrone Forman, Ph.D.
Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity and Professor, African American Studies and Sociology

David Perry, Ph.D.
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy and Senior Fellow, Great Cities Institute

Maria de los Angeles Torres, Ph.D.
Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies and Executive Director of Inter University Program for Latino Research

Rachel Weber, Ph.D.
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy and Fellow, Great Cities Institute

Robert Winn, MD
Director, UIC Cancer Center and Associate Vice President for Community Based Practice, College of Medicine and Professor, Medicine