Carlos A. Manjarrez, PhD Student
Carlos A. Manjarrez is a part-time student on the urban community social development track. His research focuses on culture and economic development; the spatial distribution of cultural and information services, and information technology for development, planning and advocacy. Carlos is also the Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency. At IMLS he manages a variety of federal statistical collections to monitor museum and library services in the United States and oversees the agency's planning and evaluation efforts.
He has over 15 years of experience in social policy research and has held research positions at the Urban Institute, the American Bar Foundation and the Institute for Policy Research of Northwestern University. He has also worked with Hispanic serving CBOs in Chicago and Washington, DC and has held program staff positions at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His research has been funded by a variety of foundations and public agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, the World Bank Group, the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Carlos A. Manjarrez
Urban Studies and Planning Program
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland