Urban Studies Experts

President/CEO, Partners for Livable Communities, Washington D.C. Senior Visiting Research Associate within the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford
Robert McNulty received his business degree at the Haas School of Business and a doctorate in law at Boalt Hall at University of California, Berkeley. He has been a fellow, twice appointed, at the Harvard School of Design, a Fellow at Yale University, and was the Acting Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation within the School of Architecture at Columbia University, where he also...
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University
Dr. Robert Orttung is Assistant Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and an associate research professor of international affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He previously worked at the Jefferson Institute; the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center of American University; the EastWest Institut...
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Elana Resnick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Elana has published in the Anthropology of East Europe Review and Collaborative Anthropologies on previous fieldwork in Bulgaria.  She is currently writing her dissertation on waste management in Bulgari...
Program Manager, International Youth Foundation
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of the Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory.  He also is Senior Advisor to the Center’s Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Progra...
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
Former Congressional Correspondent, New York Times; Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, The Hill Newspaper
Division Director, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea
Yoon graduated from Seoul National University and joined the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT). At MOLIT, he served as Division Director for 14 years, engaging in a number of housing, territorial and urban development initiatives. 
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois - Chicago
Yue Zhang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Her principal research interest is comparative urban politics and policies with a focus on urban governance, politics of land development, urbanization in developing countries, and globalization. Professor Zhang received the Norton Long Yo...

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