Claudia B. Issac named Distinguished Professor
June 25, 2020
Claudia B. Issac has been promoted to the role of Distinguished Professor. Issac currently teaches in the Department of Community and Regional Planning, where she instructs courses such as Community Based Practice, Planning Theory and Practice, and Community Economics.
Her research concentrates on community engaged scholarship & practice that focus on community driven practice, particularly concerning community education, local organization development and scholarly civic argument. She conducts layperson training and participatory evaluation, and directs community based participatory research in the areas of community economic development and poverty alleviation, food systems planning, affordable housing, neighborhood planning and land use, metropolitan redevelopment, and community capacity building. She works with government, nonprofit and educational organizations to help disenfranchised people to produce community driven plans, evaluations, and policies.