Mr. Harrell's dissertation, "Understanding Modern Segregation: Suburbanization and the Black Middle Class," asks why middle class African-Americans who live in African-American neighborhoods live where they do. This study focuses on majority-black Prince George's County, Maryland, a prominent example of this phenomenon, and compares middle-class black households in predominately black Prince George's with middle-class black households in predominately white neighborhoods in neighboring Montgomery County, Maryland.
Harrell is working as a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Director of Research at the American Association of Retired People's Public Policy Institute.
Andi Livi Smith (e-mail)
Andi Livis Smith is teaching at the University of Mary Washington in the Department of Historic Preservation. She completed her dissertation on "The Relationship Between Neighborhood Environment and Walking Behavior: The Influence of Perceptions" (advisor Kelly Clifton).
Doan Nguyen (e-mail)
Doan Nguyen is a post-doctoral Faculty Research Assistant at the University of Maryland. Nguyen completed a dissertation on "The Spatial and Social Dimensions of Innovation" (advisor Marie Howland). He is currently a faculty member at Vietnam National University.
Arnab Chakraborty (e-mail)
Mr. Chakraborty graduated in 2007. He is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vikas Mehta (e-mail)
Mr. Mehta graduated in 2006. He is currently Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design, University of South Florida.