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Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs looking at a book with former IRRPP Director Beth Richie


The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy is a campus-wide, cross-disciplinary research, policy and practice unit governed by an Administrative Council and advised by an Executive Board. We are housed in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs , which provides administrative support for the Institute.

Administrative Council Heading link

2021 - 2022 Executive Committee Heading link

  • Chair:  Henrika McCoy, Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services, Social Work
  • Barbara Ransby, John D. MacArthur Chair and Distinguished Professor, History & African American Studies & Gender and Women’s Studies and Director, Social Justice Initiative
  • Cynthia Soto, Initiatives Manager, The Spencer Foundation
  • David Stovall, Professor, Criminology, Law, and Justice & Black Studies
  • Federico Waitoller, Associate Professor, Special Education
  • Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum and Associate Professor, Public Culture and Museum Studies
  • Marisha Humphries, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Coordinator of MEd Youth Development
  • Michelle Manno, Assistant Vice Provost of Diversity Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity & Engagement
  • Patrisia Macias-Rojas, Associate Professor, Sociology & Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Phoenix Matthews, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion & Professor, Population Health Nursing Science
  • Rohan Jeremiah, Interim Associate Dean for Global Health & Associate Professor, Department of Human Development Nurse Science
  • Sandra Morales-Mirque, Research Specialist, Community Engagement & Collaboration Core at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Teresa Córdova, Director, Great Cities Institute & Professor, Urban Planning and Policy

IRRPP Bylaws Heading link

Our By-Laws are available to download as a PDF.