Rodney Harrell, PhD
Rodney Harrell completed a dissertation on “Understanding Modern Segregation: Suburbanization and the Black Middle Class”. His thesis asked 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, which is a prominent example of this phenomenon. It compares Prince George’s County with middle-class black households in predominately white neighborhoods in neighboring Montgomery County, Maryland. Currently Harrell is working as a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor and Director of research at the American Association of Retired People’s Public Policy Institute. Harrell has published two scholarly articles. These are “From Renting to Homeownership: Using Tax Incentives to Encourage Homeownership Among Renters” and “Investing in Our Communities: Maryland’s Heritage Areas Program, 2003 Report to the General Assembly”
More information about this alumnus and their current projects can be found at the link below.
"From Renting to Homeownership: Using Tax Incentives to Encourage Homeownership Among Renters" by K. Covington and R. Harrell. Cambridge MA: Harvard Journal of Legislation, (accepted for publication)
"Investing in Our Communities: Maryland's Heritage Areas Program 2003 (Report to the General Assembly." Crownsville, MD: Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2003