Research Fellows

Great Cities Institute hosts GCI Research Fellows who contribute to the mission of the Institute to improve the quality of life of people living in Chicago, its metropolitan region and cities throughout the world through specific funded projects or programs that link UIC with various issue communities.

Great Cities Institute provides resources and administrative services to support fellows and their project teams. GCI provides the venue and infrastructure for furthering fellows’ engaged research.

Current Research Fellows

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

Nik Theodore, Ph.D., Senior Fellow
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Public Administration
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CUPPA

Adam Slade, MPPA, M.Ed.
Visiting Research Specialist, Great Cities Institute
Ph.D. Candidate, Public Administration

Recent Research Fellows

Joshua Drucker, Ph.D., AICP
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

Rebecca Hendrick, Ph.D.
Professor, Public Administration

Martin Jaffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Retired), Urban Planning and Policy

Michael Pagano, Ph.D., Senior Fellow
Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Professor, Public Administration

David Perry, Ph.D., Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus, Urban Planning and Policy

Rachel Weber, Ph.D.
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

Tingwei Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Fellow
Professor (Retired), Urban Planning and Policy