Profiles in "Community Development for Social Equity" Expertise Area

  • Crewe's scholarship addresses the fields of planning and urban design, with an emphasis on gender and the needs of local communities.
  • Dr. Hagen’s expertise in teaching and research is in the areas of climate change adaptation and resiliency planning, environmental and social justice issues in planning, and sustainable urbanism
  • Rosales Chavez is an assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He studies the food environment with a focus on community development, access to food and social determinants of health.
  • Ward is a social scientist whose research explores the intersection of Black cultural production, culture industries and urban placemaking efforts to advance arts practice and foster inclusive community development.
  • Walruff teaches macro policy and practice courses and evidence informed practice at ASU. She has held leadership positions in child welfare, maternal and child health, private philanthropy, and child advocacy.
  • Pfeiffer's work focuses on housing and health, housing market disruptions and their lasting impact, and issues of equity in relation to housing.
  • Kassaw Merie, PhD, MSW is a fulltime Instructor at Arizona State University School of Social Work since August 2021. He was a Lecturer and Director of Field Education at the Graduate Social Work Department of Kean University in New Jersey.
  • Dr. Miller's research interests include experiential learning in post-secondary education and community development through urban agriculture.