People

Teresa Córdova, Ph.D.
Director and Professor

Yibing Li
Associate Director for Business and Finance

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

Thea Crum
Associate Director of Neighborhoods Initiative

Matthew Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Economic & Workforce Development

Juan González
Senior Fellow, Great Cities Institute

Jack Rocha
Community Development Planner

Alex Linares
Economic Development Planner

Norma Hernandez
Community Development Planner

Christiana Kinder
Office Manager

Andrea Angulo
Administrative Assistant

Haley Ventura
Graduate Assistant

Affiliated Faculty

John Hagedorn, Ph.D.
James J. Stukel Faculty Fellow, Great Cities Institute
Professor Emeritus, Criminology, Law, and Justice

Rachel Havrelock, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, UIC Freshwater Lab
Associate Professor, English

Allyson Holbrook, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Professor, Public Policy, Management, and Analytics

Michele A Kelley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, Community Health Sciences

Kelly LaRoux, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Public Policy, Management, and Analytics

Susan Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Managerial Studies

Krishna R. Reddy, Ph.D.
Professor, Civil Environmental Engineering
Director of Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory
Director of the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory

Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy
Director, Master of City Design Program

Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Great Cities Institute                                                                                                                                                                                 Clinical Associate Professor, Public Administration
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Affiliated Staff

Diego Aulestia
Senior Associate                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Head of the Human Settlements Unit of CEPAL, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean                              Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the WTO

Beth Gutelius, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist

Jim Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist

Lucas McGranahan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Specialist

Rob Paral
Senior Research Specialist