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Claudia Isaac

Associate Professor

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Office Location: Pearl Hall Rm 310
Curriculum Vitae


Community + Regional Planning


Associate Professor Claudia B. Isaac, Ph.D.  earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs and Planning at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA.  Her community engaged scholarship & practice focus on community driven practice, particularly concerning public education, local organization development and scholarly civic engagement.  She conducts layperson trainings and participatory evaluations, and directs community based participatory research in the areas of affordable housing, neighborhood planning and land use, community economic development, and metropolitan redevelopment.  She teaches courses in Planning Theory, Qualitative Research, Community Economics, Community Based Practice, Gender and Economic Development, and Latin American Development Planning.  Her recent professional activities have included training, consulting and evaluation for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico Main Street, the Southeast Heights Health Coalition, Enlace Comunitario, the American Friends Service Committee, New Mexico Farmer’s Market Association, and the Rio Grande Community Farm.   She is a member of the Albuquerque Affordable Housing Coalition and the Young Non-Profit Professionals Advisory Board, and serves as Board Secretary of the Sawmill Community Land Trust.  She served on the 2011 Albuquerque Municipal Redistricting Committee.