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Urban Studies

Director: Frank Ridzi

Ridzi, Frank M. (Ph. D. 2003, C.A.S. 2003, M.P.A. 2001, Syracuse University) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Urban and Regional Studies. He has conducted research and written in the areas of social welfare policy, sociology of work, and student affairs. His writings have appeared in such places as the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, Research in the Sociology of Work, Review of Policy Research and The NASPA Journal of The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Current research projects include applied policy research and research concerning changing workplace dynamics in careers that include public welfare structures and higher education. Ridzi serves as chair of the elections committee for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). He teaches courses in the areas of marriage and families, social welfare, research methodology and program evaluation and policy analysis. He was most recently a Teaching Fellow at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His C.A.S. is in Women's Studies.

Office: : 417 Reilly, x4480.

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